|Pearlescent Stroll & Flowers|
@ Chez Serenity
Yesterday was one of those days. One of those fun days that we hold near and dear to our hearts. Not for the first time, Kerri, Michelle, and I met Kerri's MIL (Faye) half way between our homes and hers for lunch, laughter and knitting. It was, as it always is, an absolute blast.
This time, though, had a bit more purpose than our usual meet ups. These lovely ladies, are test knitting my Simply Exquisite Shawl (working title). I am so grateful for their help. With three knitters, of varying abilities, working on it, I feel like it should be ready for anyone when it goes up for sale.
I am actually knitting two of them at the same time. One destined to be a store sample for my local yarn shop, and one just to wear and show off. I've already gotten some interest in a weekend KAL at a west coast (of FL) shop. I will write more about that when the details are firmed up.
Do you like this yarn? As a self-professed yarn snob, I am resistant to even little bits of man-made fibers but Kerri, inspired me to give Knit-Picks Stroll Tonal a try. I love this color (pearlescent) , it is a mix of ivories and greys that sounds boring but is really quite elegant in person. It is not terribly rough but perhaps not as soft as I would like. Obviously, I not put off by it, since I have already ordered more to make that Old Glory Shawl I showed you a couple of weeks ago.
Our house is coming along nicely. We are in a holding pattern now as the county inspector is waiting for the electric to be turned on and the electric company is waiting for the county inspection. I feel like this stand-off is our fault. We have been telling anyone who will listen how impressed we are with the way things have been coming together so smoothly. Obviously, we jinxed it.