Monday, June 29, 2009

Busy Weekend!

Friday afternoon Kim W. dropped off some pink and purple superwash roving that she had tried to spin. She's the one that loaned me the Louet S51. She's cleaning her stash room and asked if I could spin it up for her. It's very pink:

I started working on a Pure Soysilk Soliel top for mom for her birthday. Her actual birthday was Wednesday. With working I had a good portion of it done before Saturday when I saw her, but not finished. She flew up from Sparks, NV Friday afternoon. I got it to the point of just needing to seam up the shoulders and do the crochet Sunday night. I could have had it done on time if work and then doing activities with her hadn't interfered. (Okay, poor planning on my part!)

Here it is all done:

Saturday was shopping and lunch at the Streets of Tanasbourne and then chatting at Magnolia Park. Sunday William and I drove over and picked up mom and Aunt Mary and we drove up the gorge, took the scenic highway to try to visit Multnomah Falls - no available parking, very busy! So we headed further east and then crossed over the Bridge of the Gods to Stevenson and checked out Skamania Lodge. We then stopped back in Cascade Locks for ice cream before heading back to Gresham. Chatted for a while then headed home.

Monday morning I was up early so I could meet up with Cindy with her large black Starbuck's coffee to carpool to Twisted's 2nd Anniversary sale. They announced they were giving away goodie bags to the first 50 customers. We got there at 9:30am and there was already one person in line. Very quickly there were more people in line:

Goodie bag contents, Wine cozy pattern, pen that also has a tape measure, four cedar balls for stash safety, tip protectors, a Soak sample and a ruler:

I went with a purpose. To obtain Ochre Malabrigo Sock yarn for the Orion sock pattern. To take advantage of the 10% discount I found some size 6 glass beads and a bronze clasp that I think will look nice with the planned future February Lady sweater. Purchases:

After the Twisted trip I met up with mom, Aunt Mary, William and his friend Luke and we headed to Seaside. Mom's cousin Patty lives there so we combined a visit at her place of business for lunch before heading to the shops and the beach. Some salt water taffy did come back home too. Beach views:


  1. Ohh, the beach looks gorgeous! It was nice to see you today. I hope you enjoyed Twisted. I love that shop. :) If I'm envisioning the colors correctly, those Orions will be awesome!

  2. The roving does look very pink! Yikers! Oh well. I may add it to something else to tone it down (once I decide to use it).

    Sorry I missed the Twisted sale! It looked like fun and the goodie bags looked great!!

  3. Twisted is very nice! I'm sure its even better when there aren't ~50 people all in there at the same time. ;-)

    Kim - I'm just not a huge pink fan, so that's why it's 'very' to me. I'm sure it will be pretty once its all spun up!

  4. Wow, you did great at the Twisted sale! I love how the Soleil top came out. It's such a pretty design.

  5. Your mom's top looks fabulous! Does she like it?

  6. Nice swag bag! I can't decide if I want to do the Orion socks or not. I don't know if I'll have time to finish them before SS.