While in Whitehorse I visited the Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store where I met the nicest young knitter, spinner and store owner. Her offerings in the tiny space were heavenly. I picked up some luscious yarn for a friend but could not keep my hands off 100 g of a multi-colour dyed merino roving braid. I just had to get it and I remember thinking to myself “This will go with the other roving I have accumulated over the past six years…”
While Grey Cup fans across Canada were glued to the TV I sat back, executed a few hesitant treadle movements and was off – it is much like riding a bike. Once you know how – you won’t forget. I spun to my heart’s content and the hours flew by. It took me a few tries to get the yarn balanced while plying but in the end I had a skein of soft and colorful merino fingering.
I am currently searching my books and Ravelry for a lacy scarf or shawlette. My knitting needles are poised and I will soon cast on for my new project.