Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bon Voyage

I was barely home in February. Work kept me on the road, and then we went on a cruise the last week of the month to celebrate our 5-year wedding anniversary (where did the time go?). I'm happy to be grounded and getting back to normal - as normal as life can be with a 20-month-old ruling the roost.

Traveling is the perfect time to sneak knitting in. I hit a couple great local yarn stores while in Boston and Chicago. A Good Yarn in Boston is located on a corner of a busy college-town street. Their selection was fantastic - many of my favorite brands like Noro and Rowan and some new to me like Claudia's Handpainted. I ended up buying what I know - Rowan 100% cotton to make Olivia a summer top from this Fruit Loop pattern.

Zora's Yarn in Chicago is located in the front part of the owners home. How lovely would it be to be surrounded by all that fiber goodness? She carries Malabrigo, which I had heard was the end all be all kettle-dyed merino wool but had not touched it in person. Well, let's just say it's everything they said it would be; I walked out with a sweaters worth to make the Lush and Lacy Cardigan.

In LivvySue news, we are thrilled for our new Kimono top to be featured by fellow blogger Elle Bella. Please check it out and post a comment on her site. We're also on her Etsy favorites. Thank you for the kind feature!

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