Fruits of Labor

A while back I wrote about our trip to the Northwoods of Wisconsin and my visit to a fabulous little yarn shop.  Well, I have been working hard the past several days and have a few new pieces to share with all of you.

Here is my two-year old sporting the first finished product:  a little bitty shawl for those chilly mornings in the spring and summer when you just need a little something to snuggle up with.  I am sad to say that I have no idea how to read a pattern, so everything I make I create without a pattern.  But I did get my inspiration from this blog post.  The shawl is made with a beautiful lamb’s wool/bamboo blend, so you get the warmth of the wool without the scratchiness that sometimes accompanies woolen garments.

Next, I made a little something for Mama!  A nice cowl made with toasty 100% lamb’s wool.

More projects are in the works, especially after purchasing that wonderful yarn on our farm visit.  I will be sure to share soon.

I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, and crafty weekend 🙂

Yummy Yummy Yarn

On our trip to the Northwoods, Mom had to have some fun too.  I made my way into town to visit my favorite spot:  The Knitter’s Nook.  This quaint shop is housed in a petite white residence, just off the main drag in town.  It is owned by the most lovely of couples, and the yarn in their shop is exquisite!  All fibers are naturally derived, no acrylic yarn here.  This shop is an absolute tactile experience.  I spent the first twenty minutes of my time in the shop just feeling the various fibers they had to offer.

After spending a bit too much time in the shop (my husband was supervising both girls and their two cousins in a toy store..oh my 🙂 ), I emerged with my spoils.  Lamb’s wool, Alpacha, and a wool/bamboo blend, all in the most beautiful of colors. I spent the rest of the trip curled up on the back porch crocheting. Perfection.