Monday, October 8, 2007

Great Weekend

I had a fantastic weekend celebrating my 2nd wedding anniversary with my husband (it was actually Oct. 1st). We went up north to Traverse City (one of my favorite places to go) and got to do some fun things like, shopping, wineries, dinning, casinos and of course the fall colors we amazing! There was even a Fiber Festival going on in Leelanau - talk about perfect timing. We had so much fun!

At one of my shopping stops I bought this.I love shrugs and thought it was so cool and unique. Love that the knit is combined with a cozy t-shirt material.It'd be great to figure out a pattern and make some custom ones for myself. I wonder if it'd be hard? I guess I'd need a serger huh? I think I'm going to take it to my sewing teacher and see what she thinks.

I also saw a collection of some SKIF handknits at the same boutique. I tried one on and let me tell ya, it was awesome! These one-size fits all handknit sweaters are too cool. Really unique construction. Of course I couldn't afford to buy the $250 sweater but now I really want to knit one! Luckly for us SKIF is offering some of their patterns to knit. To see them follow the "Where To Buy" links at this SKIF KAL.

Hope you had a great weekend as well and here's to a great week!

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Thank you so much for the encouraging comments on my Chelsea Bag! It was a hit. My mom loved it - now, I need to make another for me!

13 comments:

Kaet said...

sounds like a great romantic and relaxing weekend. happy anniversary! love the shrug! so cute.

Denise said...

What a cool looking shrug!
Happy Anniversary too. Have a great week.
:)

peaknits said...

My anniversary is October 1st too! Happy day! The shrug is awesome - you could have probably made one but sometimes it is worth it to buy the orginal!:)

Rose said...

Oooh i looove the shrug. Let me know if you figure out the pattern. I spent 4 or 5 summers going to traverse city for a week. It is a great time and there is good pie.

Felicia said...

Happy Anniversary!

a friend to knit with said...

that shrug is so cool! i love it....surely you can figure it out!

i love the skif sweaters too...someday i will make one!

happy anniversary!!!

clara said...

happy anniversary!

the shrug is gorgeous esp the contrast between 2 materials!

StarSpry said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend :)

Nora said...

Happy Anniversary!

Mandy said...

Happy Anniversary! I was also married in October - it is probably my favorite month.

Sounds like a great weekend!

KristieMD said...

Hey Jill, Great little sweater! I love it! It's just so different! I just bought a new sweater at our brand new Kohl's store and I love it! It's also gray and is very girly. I'll have to send you a pic. So glad you had a wonderful weekend. Sounds like a blast. Have a great week!

hook & needle said...

Happy Anniversary!
I wanted to tell you that the flower barettes make me wish I had a little girl. So cute!

knittin gin said...

Just wanted to wish you a belated Happy Anniversary! Mine's coming up in a few days too. I just love October!

Great shrug - very stylish!