This week the weather has been behaving like it's Spring, but we are supposed to get more snow tomorrow and Saturday. We had to get Ellen out for a photo shoot yesterday while there was no active weather, so we went to Conception Bay South again, but a different area from last Saturday. CBS is a busy spot. We drove down a few roads that lead to the beach only to find beach access no longer available because of housing construction. Seems that a lot of people want to live near the ocean. It was a beautiful calm day, but still a bit nippy on the fingers. The sun did peek out for a minute while we were there so I managed to get one sunny shot.
Ellen is modelling the colourful scarf that I finally finished last weekend. I loved hand knitting this scarf, but was delighted that it was finally done! Toward the end, I had set my mind on knitting other items so the scarf became like the last mile! Felt like I was knitting a road! Anyway, I am keeping it for myself because I love the feel of it and the way the colours knit up, although I don't have any clothes that match the colours in it! (I guess it would go with black though, hey?) The yarn is aptly named "Cottonspring". It's made by Artyarns and is 80% cotton, 20% wool. Even though it contains wool, it feels cool to touch and you don't want to take it off. When you were a little kid and you get something new, you wear it all the time regardless of whether it matches your clothes or not. Maybe I'll do that! :-)
Another item Ellen modelled yesterday was a bandeau bra that I knit for Andrea (my middle daughter). Andrea said she wanted mint green and when I went through the yarn stash, the only yarn I had in mint green was a Karabella yarn that consists of 60% dehaired llama and 40% cotton. This yarn is absolutely lovely to touch. I'll have to knit something funky with the rest of it. Oh, by the way, no llamas are harmed in the dehairing process. Apparently the llama is shorn and then the course hairs are removed from the fibre before spinning. Anyway, the bandeau bra is a work in progress. Andrea will have to wear it and make recommendations for the next one.
|Conception Bay South has a rich history|
|Our moment of sunshine|
|Seagulls enjoying the calm afternoon|
|Large unusual beach rocks in this area|
|The boats will soon go back in the water. There was some people activity here at the Marina yesterday.|