Sunday, June 28, 2009

Petra Scarf

I was a little down in the dumps about the last lace scarf I tried and frogged, just was not sure what to knit. In Smariek's comment she gave couple of great suggestions and I decided to try knitting her lace scarf called Petra and it is coming along wonderfully. Definitely have to pay attention to this pattern and I like the challenge of it. I can see its beauty as I knit, it has such a nice flow and weight to it.
The Angee sock from Cookie's book fits well and was easy to knit. I used a merino and bamboo blend that was hand dyed by Celtic Memory Yarns in Ireland. This yarn very, very soft, don't you think its goes well with this pattern?

Los Angeles is full of bakeries, this one is a Jewish Bakery (just down the street from the LA Farmer's market) everything that I had purchased there was delicious. I loved the old sign, its nice to see that not everything has to be torn down and redone (Orange County is infamous for that).

Don't you love receiving gifts? I dear friend of mine surprised me with this book, it has notes written in it (most likely a high school student) and there was an old paint sample card from 1977 that someone had used as a bookmark. I have never read a book like this before, it is unusual and interesting. Out of curiosity I looked it up on the Internet and the school still exists, the daughter of the founder now runs the school using his principles.


I have found a yarn store - not very local (4o miles away). But the best one around, its called Wildfiber and is located in Santa Monica. It is a high end store and contained so many yarns that I had read about on your blogs, they encouraged me to look around - no pressure, just take my time. I found some Rowan and in the back they have a sale area where I SCORED some Koigu. There were so many more yarns to drool over, but I restrained myself and walked away with just a few things.

Look at all that beautiful yarn!!!!!!!!!!!!


Natalie said...

The petra scarf is beautiful. Looks like you had a good time exploring a little bit of LA.

Ellen Bloom said...

Hi Jean,

Glad you liked Diamond Bakery. It's one of my faves in L.A.
The Petra scarf and socks both look great!

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Oh those Angee socks turned out just beautifully, Jean! (I will confess I'm rather pleased with the way that colourway knitted up too!)

And to have a yarn shop like that within even five hundred miles...

Beautiful pictures as always - thank you for sharing them with us.

Deborah (aka Mt. Mom) said...

I agree about the sock -- the yarn worked up very nicely in that pattern!

And that yummy yarn shop. . . .

I hope the Petra continues to do well for you.

Marguerite said...

Your Angee socks are much prettier the picture in the book. After seeing them, I actually want to knit the pattern. Before I was thinking of skipping it.

Always good to see that some yarn shops are still thriving in this dismal economy. Great pictures.

The scarf is lovely.

smariek said...

Nice cables & lace in your sock. I hope you get to keep this pair for yourself.

After a few repeats of the scarf, you can start to "read" the knitting and anticipate what comes next. I have some ADD tendencies, so I put the row instructions on index cards to help me stay focused.