Well, yesterday was a truly great day even though the snow is still lying on the ground. Why?
Well, for one, I finished Clue 7 of my SOTSii!
But that was at the end of the day. Here’s how my lovely day began…
First, I got to meet Wannietta for the first time at a knit cafe called “In The Loop” in my neighbourhood. Also met another local knitter, Kelly. I had a lovely time.
I also scored some royal purple Silken!! It’s Wannietta’s fault. Really, it is. She threatened me with dire knitting curses such as “You will frog three rows for every two and a half that you knit” if I did not buy it.
So, now I’ll just have to make another River Rock scarf, I guess.
Then I came back home and did some work on the SOTSii:
I then ventured out again to run some errands. While standing in line at #@$&(#*&$@(@#*$& Forest Hill Loblaws, I decided that I was way overdue for a visit to Zia Mosaics.
I bought some inspirational materials (after all, all lace and no glass makes Kristina a dull girl, I fear):
I’m also a sucker for stained glass as you might imagine, and the following pieces just leapt into my hands while I was standing at the cash register to pay for the other stuff:
This is a cross between violet and deep purple, if you can’t tell from the photo:
I’ve never quite seen a shade of rose like this!
And finally, my all time favourite colour of stained glass: oilslick!!!
Susanna at Zia calls it “gas glass”. I truly love it. If Handmaiden came out with this colour in its seasilk line I would likely have to declare bankruptcy within about a week.
And finally, I headed to the Goodwill and scored this hot pink fleece top and necktie!
I then hauled all the goodies back home and resumed work on the SOTSii:
This particular phase of SOTSii was very satisfying for a couple of reasons:
– I came to the end of my beadwork pattern at Row 419. This will make the rest go much faster.
– I only started my third skein of Malabrigo at Row 417!!! Which means I have plenty left for the shawl!
I feel as though I’m in the home stretch… I think there are only two more clues to go.
So, that was my Saturday. Today, the Icarus!
Have a good one!