Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Three Rivers Around My Neck

This is a little piece of Three Rivers, CA, where we stayed on vacation.  I found both the yarn and the "Morning Surf" pattern in a little yarn shop close to our campground called Creekside Yarns.   I say little, but as yarn shops go, it is loaded with every brand I've ever heard of or yearned for.  I could have spent the day (previous such experiences have led my family and friends to call them "yawn" shops.)  However, I saw the look of fear in my children's eyes as we pulled in, and I was on a budget anyway, so I just stayed long enough to purchase a few small traveling projects and chat with the lovely Beate as she wound a skein for me and printed up some patterns from Ravelry for me.

 This Araucania yarn is spun from sugar cane and is so silky smooth I felt rich just knitting it.  But it only took one skein to make this pattern, which is great because I'm not rich. :)  The pattern was repetitious but all the wrapping kept it fun through a Closer marathon.

This is a very wearable, very graphic knit for Texas' climate.  And the lovely colors are a fitting souvenir of the California coastline.   More pattern specs on my Ravelry.


  1. you are clever! it looks great

  2. Thank you, Justine. Good patterns make it easy.

  3. I've never even seen that yarn shop up there.
    Did you at get to hit up Reimers ice cream shop? Best sweets ever! =)

  4. Mon, No we didn't! I don't know why. My son wanted to and I thought we would, but we just seemed to be gone most of the time. Wish we had.