Saturday, April 16, 2011


I have been to two yarn stores since I have been in the New Orleans area. One is Needle Arts Studio, Inc. (no website) that had 50% off yarn and of course I brought a sweater worth of Sublime Angora Merino. Yes, yes, I am am on a yarn diet. The shop has more needlepoint than yarn but the staff was nice and helpful.

The other is a up there on my list of great yarn store that has atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff, lots of yarn and what was amazing was the exterior of the shop. It was so inviting. If you are anywhere near Lacombe, LA. you should check out McNeedles .I was told that the house is 120 years old and had been renovated before the current owner had purchased it. It has a porch that goes around two sides with comfy outdoor furniture. I wish it was closer but it is an hour away and you have to cross a 27 mile bridge, so I do not know if I will be going back while I am here.

I just purchased another gadget for my IPad, an IPad clutch. I like it but you can not carry very much, only the essentials. That is all I need for work so I am enjoying it. I purchased it on line from Happy Owl Studios. I purchased the red one I am using the shoulder strap. I have never had a red purse but always wanted one.

What is on and off my needles....
On my needles the Weekend Shawl, by Crafty Diversions. I do not know the colorway because I purchased the yarn at the Dream In Color warehouse sale when I was working in Chicago and there was no label. I do seem to be making a lot of shawls lately and will have to correct that.

Off my needles is Snow Drops & Snap Peas Shawl by Kirsten Kapur. I used Wolle's color changing yarn in the colorway Forest 2. I am calling my shawl "Into the Forest." This was a fun knit and I would suggest it if you like knitting lace.

I also finished the Theodora Shawlette KAL by ThreeBagsFull. I also used Wolle's color changing yarn in the colorway Berries 2. I love the pattern but just kept putting it down so it took me a long time to finish. I would make it again larger because it was fun to knit.

Both shawls still need to be blocked. I enjoyed knitting both an look forward to wearing them.

Good bye for now and Hello from Louisiana


Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I love all of the shawls of course. Into the Forest is my favorite (I think) I'll have to make that one.

27 mile bridge ... I wouldn't be able to make it there the FIRST time, LOL. But it does look like a lovely place to sit & knit.

vicki said...

Gorgeous projects Louise! I cannot believe that you made that gorgous shawl!

Louisiana - hot, swamps, depressing, ugh~~ I am so sorry you are there.I did enjoy my trip there when I was just out of college - loved the (Jackson square?) area. Loved the coffee with chicory! Loved the beignets!!

Hope to see you in a few days - I will let you know - nothing is ever easy here - one friend had to drop out - so far Mary is still going - so will let you know!