Monday, August 29, 2005

1 week and counting

One week from tomorrow and I will be on vacation for 2 weeks - i can hardly wait. I have been trying to decide what projects I will take with me. This is what I decided on - one crochet and one knit. The crochet project I picked is a stole I designed and I am using yarn I received from my SP - here is a picture:

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The knit project is one I wanted to make since I saw it on this blog - I went out and bought the book the same week. I am using this yarn Image hosted by that I bought at The Yarn Tree in Brooklyn.

I am still waiting patiently for the yarn I bought from Mystical Creations and Red Bird Knits - I hope the buttercream comes before I leave - the other probably won't, as it is dyed to order.

Tomorrow my mother is spending the night at the respite center - a trial before we go away - please keep your fingers crossed that all goes smoothly and she has no trouble sleeping over. I don't know what I will do if she can't stay there.

Here is a picture of my mystery stole - Image hosted by I haven't gotten very far but it is coming out really well - the yarn in elann's Puruvian Alpaca - so soft and warm it will be very very cozy when it is finished.

Oh and I splurged and bought myself these: Image hosted by just cause i could.


Micky said...

It all looks great. Hope she does well so you can go and have fun.

mz said...

Oooooooooo.... I want those shoes.

Shawl looks yummyy too!

KathyMarie said...

Lovelovelove the shoes and the shawl! Nice choices! I hope your mom does well, too.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Colette, those are fantastic shoes! And I love the shawl you're working on. I hope you mom's overnight went well so that you can look forward to the vacation. You'll have to tell us how the Luxor is; my sister wants to get married there next March, and I'm crossing my fingers that there's an opening left (she's aiming for St. Patrick's Day... we'll see).
Anyway, I want to know what it's like! I hope you have a great week!

-your Secret Pal

Melanie said...

That mystery stole will be so beautiful when finished--the Peruvian Alpaca is lovely stuff! I was wondering, would you mind sharing the name of the book that the candle shawl is in? It is stunning!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you that your vacation is finally here. If you have any time in SLC, be sure to stop by Soul Spun Yarns (2343 E 3300 S Ste 5 Salt Lake City, UT, phone (801) 746-5094). I was in SLC this summer and that is one of my favorite LYS's! Have a great trip!


DAWN said...

I sure hope your mom does well. I'm sure it will be fine. Now, about those shoes--vavavavoooom!

The "Other" Colette said...

The shoes are great! The Candle Flame Shawl is yummy! Which book is the pattern in?

Anonymous said...

Your stole is going to be lovely when finished. Could you post pictures?

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