Since my last post I've been to Salt Lake City for a Suzuki teacher training course and now I'm wrapping up Sequoia and my stay in Arcata, California. In a few hours, I will get on a plane and fly to Oregon for another Suzuki Institute. All of this roaming about combined with a particularly busy Sequoia season and a bit of computer trouble are the reasons for my recent hiatus from blogging. My computer has been acting up again (more trouble with the screen), but she seems to be working for now, so I'm taking advantage of this opportunity to post. The Sequoia kids are in theory class at the moment, so I'm also enjoying a rare window of quiet time a music camp.
As you can see, I'm still enjoying mosaics. Clockwise from the top left are 1. tall trees 2. Silk Garden Lite on the dashboard of my rental car in SLC (assuming my computer continues to behave, there will be more on what I'm making with that in the next post) 3. Farmhouse Yarns sock yarn purchased at 4. Black Sheep Wool Co. in SLC. The other LYS I visited while in Utah was Unraveled Sheep in Sandy. Unraveled Sheep came highly recommended by the SLC knitters on Ravelry and it did not disappoint. The owner (I think she was the owner) was friendly, but not pushy and there was a wide variety of yarns to choose from. I bought two of the Silk Garden there to go with the two I brought with me.
Last week, I seized one of my extremely limited opportunities to leave campus and go into town and I bought these two Misti Alpaca skeins (sock yarn above, lace yarn below picture with my HSU coffee cup) at Fabric Temptations. For such a small town, Arcata has a pretty nice little yarn store. One of the best things about it is that from year to year the inventory is always different and I usually find something I've never seen in person (as was the case with the Misti Alpaca sock yarn). I'm off to the Portland area this evening so it's likely that there will be a few more skeins to report on next week. I should get packing.