Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Bucket list cowl
Two weeks ago, my mom and I went to San Francisco, just the two of us, for a long weekend of fun for her birthday. This is a big year, and I had offered to take her to Paris, thinking she'd want to celebrate in grand style. She did...but not in Paris. She admitted that she had always wanted to go to San Francisco, that it was on her bucket list, and if we wanted to give her a trip, please let's go there. I had no idea she even had a bucket list, so we definitely made it happen!
The trip was wonderful! The weather was typical San Francisco: foggy, damp, windy and cold (a huge change from the horrid heat wave we'd been having on the East Coast). I was frozen, but Mom was in heaven. We took a tour of the city, visited Alcatraz, rode the cable car, enjoyed treats at the Ferry Building...and made some requisite pilgrimages to yarn shops, knitters that we are.
One yarn shop was strange, strange, strange and moderately unfriendly (made all the more obvious since we'd walked miles to get there, sigh); the other--Imagiknit--was fantastic and fun and...tempting. I had been so good about not buying more yarn for the past several months (a real addiction!), but I was cold and the shop was warm and this cowl only needed one skein to complete it (which I foolishly assumed I'd start and finish before the trip was even over--ha!).
It was a shop pattern, free with the yarn, requiring just one skein of Madelinetosh tosh vintage. One of my favourites. The vermillion colour....oh la la. Cowl raveled here.