It’s in the bag

scarf in a bag

I have been wanting to try Halcyon’s silk for a long time, and every time I get in there, I am overwhelmed by the colors, and of course, the price, and I don’t know what I would make. Then, this time – there it was – my perfect red. Not a whisper of orange in it, really really bluey red. And they had it bagged in this cute little package with my other favorite silk mohair blend, enough to make a scarf. So, I did not resist – after all, I had my birthday gift certificate, so it was really free. πŸ™‚

in the bag

I also got a book on toe up sock knitting, and some more navy yarn for my CAL blanket. I really like how the navy looks with the teal, but I only had two skeins of it, so now I can use more of it.

Mom and I had a fun day doing all of this – we took the back way to Bath, to avoid the hideous bottle neck that is Rte 1 in Wiscasset, it was so pretty. I had never been in all that back country, through Sheepscot village, so that was fun. We had lunch before shopping so that we could concentrate. We always have lunch at Mae’s cafe and bakery when in Bath, always good food. This was no exception. Then it was down the hill to Halcyon, and we just dove in and reveled in the colors and fibers. They were not busy, so we could wander around and call back and forth without disturbing people. Mom got a whole bunch of different yarns, but all blue! We got so silly when we were leaving, because she and I almost always buy either blue or red. And yesterday was no exception!

We took the same scenic way home, but managed to get ourselves back on Rte 1 in time to swing into Damariscotta for some delicious Round Top ice cream before heading home.

Visited with B on their lovely porch when I dropped her off, then headed home. I wasn’t driving 5 minutes when A called to see where I was. It turns out she was also on her way home,a nd thought we should stop for dinner where our paths met – in dear old Belfast. We had a nice supper on the dock at the Weathervane. Good way to start a holiday!

Other things I did yesterday – before I left, I managed to make a batch of strawberry jam and one of raspberry jelly, and I stopped at the dump on the way to Mom’s = before you tink “will this woman never stop doing chores?” let me tell you that yes, I will. It’s just that the darned jelly needs to be made, the fruit is all prepped and taking up the fridge space. And it needs to be done before it is too hot to stand in front of the stove. I think we have only one more batch to go.

11 thoughts on “It’s in the bag”

  1. Did you go to Ireland? One of my daughters was there when I went into the hospital. It drove her crazy because she couldn’t get home. I have a lot of catching up to do. Melanie

    1. no, not Ireland – in Maine we have lots of towns named after other places. Belfast, Mexico, China, Sweden, Norway, Paris, Mexico, pretty much everywhere. πŸ™‚

      1. I adore, just adore, kid silk haze. It’s my favourite yarn ever. I have a little stash in its own bag. And it is delightful to use. You’ll have o much in working with it!

        1. yeah, I can’t wait. Especially using it with the other yarn that is 100 % silk and so shiny and soft. But first, I have to finish the very slow purple linen stitch scarf, because of my personal WIP rule . πŸ™‚ I think it is about half way done. I’ll just keep plugging away with that until it’s done, but I will be dreaming of silk. πŸ™‚

          1. well, I have already broken the rule, I have the CAL, and I am also making little beanies for a woman I work with, plus the scarf. Which is why it is going so slowly. πŸ™‚ But now that I have this redness to spur me on, I think I will make better progress. That’s how my rule works, it keeps me finishing things. πŸ™‚

          2. lol I have been there. Up in the craft room is a box of cut out baby clothes for my beautiful niece. She’s 23. It was when I moved that box AGAIN that I made my rule. πŸ™‚

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