I’ve been having the kind of week where knitting time is essentially zero and I’ve had to miss my last two yoga classes due to working overtime. Such conditions lead to a very un-zen-like-Alicia, let me tell you.
Pretty yarn helps, though. That honey cowl is the only thing I’ve worked on this week, but it is progressing nicely. It serves well as a travel project because it is so. stinking. simple. and was great to bring around with me over the weekend while my parents visited.
We took the ferry over to Block Island, which is a very special place full of sand, sun, and alpacas. Mom and I encouraged the fellas run wild on mopeds while we let loose in North Light Fibers.
I took home a couple skeins of a really lovely laceweight 60% alpaca / 40% kid mohair blend. I have never been a huge fan of mohair but there’s something about this blend that feels really weighty and delicious in my hands. They had it in worsted, too, but I have little use for single skeins of worsted nowadays and I thought I’d get more knitting bang-for-my-buck with laceweight.
We followed up our island adventures with a trip to the city to see the WaterFire event. WaterFire is a neat art installation / street festival that takes place in Providence every few weeks in the summer and fall. Over 80 huge bonfires are lit along the rivers that run through the city and they pipe beautiful music through speakers along the whole thing. There are often vendors, food, performances, etc. and it switches up every time. It’s a cool thing to check out.
We finished up our visit with a day at the Durham County Fair in Connecticut. There were animals, rides, concerts, and plenty of fair food. After such an exciting whirlwind weekend, it’s no wonder I feel a tad… unbalanced. I’m looking forward to some time this coming weekend to catch up and get back in touch with my zen. What do you do to keep your cool when things get busy?
In the meantime, have you entered my Blue Sky Alpacas giveaway yet? Entries will close tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59 pm Eastern time, so make sure you do so soon! And check out more WIPs at Tamis Amis.
what yarn is that for your Honey Cowl? It’s beautiful! And it looks like your trip was really fun and productive!
Thanks! The yarn is from Cephalopod Yarns, Traveller in Hobart, IN.
Ahh, you have run right through a whole bunch of my old stomping grounds. Block is one of my favorite islands on earth – I spent many a lovely summer vacation there, eons ago., And the Durham Fair is another memory from my youth – glad to see it is still going strong! Haven’t seen the Providence waterfire yet, as I don’t get to southern New England much any more, but it looks like great fun!
Thanks for sharing yourweekend and reminding me of good times past.
Wow, it sounds and looks like you had an awesome weekend!
Somedays I just want to be you. That looks like such a fun, fiber filled adventure !
Oooo. Very, very pretty yarn. Your cowl is going to be gorgeous! I also got a huge kick out of the picture of the yarn next to the socks.
Alpaca socks! I love the cowl, perfect yarn. I’m sure it makes life that much better. I’m sorry things have been so crazy, I’ve been having trouble finding time lately as well.
That looks like a lovely trip! Block Island is one of those places I really need to visit.