Weekends Juxtaposed

Whew, what a difference a week makes. Last weekend was a blur, with Glenna’s Trunk Show on Friday night, and then her Duct-tape Dressform class on Saturday…

(Glenna encouraged us to try on her pattern samples while she talked about each one – this is Ali trying on the Lakeshore Shawl. Photo cred to Lisa Noble!)

(Duct-tape dressforms getting some finishing touches – check out Brenda’s blog here for more photos from the workshop)

We’ve also just had some pretty significant yarn orders arrive in the last couple weeks, it just happened that everything arrived at once right before the Trunk Show. The full shelves just fill me with joy and pride, and I’ve been scheming ways to expand my shelf space to make room for more…

This weekend is a change of pace. The long weekend means that we’ll be closed tomorrow (Sunday), which means I have a whole weekend to myself. The weather’s going to be gorgeous, so I’m predicting some patio knitting in my near-future. I’ve been doing a lot of summer project dreaming, since a long weekend is the perfect chance to put some time into a new knitterly item…

I’ve had my eye on the Purl Bee’s new pattern, Cap Sleeve Lattice Top:

But knitter-friend Sasha and her sister Bridget (the “other” Bridget!!) were in the shop this morning, and Bridget picked up the pattern and yarn for Amy Swenson’s Watershed:

It’s a cute, light, leave-open short-sleeve cardi knit in worsted-weight yarn for speed, and would be super summer appropriate in a cotton or cotton-linen blend… hmmmm….

Whatever your plans for the Victoria Day long weekend, I hope you have a safe and happy and sunny one – and don’t forget to take your knitting along!

  • bossyfemme
    Posted at 14:52h, 19 May Reply

    Bridget, if you don’t knit that top with me how will we be summer sweater twins?

  • Brenda
    Posted at 13:32h, 20 May Reply

    Great patterns both, Briget. I thought I was finished with my ‘summer wear’ knitting. Maybe not.

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