I do love the natural softness of cotton. SO.. when KnitPicks brought out a new line called "Billow" cotton, I had to order some. It's soft, looks hand spun with varying thickness and the colors are so earthy and wonderful! I couldn't sleep last night wondering what I should make with it. Blanket? Throw? Granny squares? Stripes? Ripple? Pillow? What does this yarn say to you? Ideas?
Here is my whole order. The back 8 skeins on the left were on a close out sale of $3 each. KP stopped carrying this line and I was so sad as I love it. It's called "Simply Cotton Worsted", these are the only 2 colors left.Yummy or what?
Love the "Sagebrush" color.
My color in our trailer is copper, as in towels and such, so I plan to make some things for it with the "Golden Heather".
I also wanted to try out the Comfy Worsted, 75% Pima Cotton 25% Acrylic. AND, their "CotLin" which is 75% Tanguis Cotton and 25% Linen. This is going to be fun to try out. I think I'll take some of this to knitting night at Taci's in a few hours to show them.
Our first Rhododendron to bloom! It's a funny one, it looks pink at first and then as the flowers are open a few days they turn a creamy white. I adore the pink tinges when they first open!
Isn't it a gorgeous hue?
A closeup of one bloom in the flower cluster.Our Kerria which has infiltrated this poor Rhodie, but the Rhodie doesn't seem to mind. :-)
For a pesty plant, it sure is pretty.
Yesterday I met my sister Denise and friend Shirley for lunch at an Italian restaurant in Troutdale and Shirley gave me my first birthday card and this ADORABLE little hanging garden with these tiny little plants in it.. isn't it adorable?
One of them bloomed this morning with tiny little yellow flowers! *T*H*A*N*K* * *Y*O*U*!*!*!* Shirley!After lunch we headed to Multnomah Falls for our afternoon volunteer shift in the information counter. Denise and I are training Shirley as a volunteer. Yesterday we had one of the BEST days for meeting interesting people. I took a photo of this family to give you an idea of how fun it is -- aren't they the cutest family?
As we were driving home I stopped to get a photo of one of my favorite parts of the Historic Columbia River Highway - the trees close on top to make a tunnel effect. I wanted to show you that we're greening up here in Oregon.. winter is gone.. YAY!I will be heading out in a few hours to go to "Knitting Night" at Taci's house. I'll take some pix. Have a super DUPER weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
PS - "hop" on over to Shari's blog "Kashmere Kisses" for a chance to win her handmade bunny!! Tell her I sent you! :-)