We are getting ready to head out to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving, but I wanted to show some last minute FO's. Also, I got several goodies while in Portland a couple of days ago.
First, I finished a scarf for the Red Scarf Project. I don't even have the knitalong button yet, but that'll have to wait til I get home. This is made with Cascade Pastaza, 50% wool, 50% llama. It's very soft, though a bit hairy! This is the same pattern as the Malabrigo one in blue. I could make that pattern again because it's a great take-along knit.
I finished this little advent calendar just today. It's very cute and easy to make with the pre-printed panels which you can buy here.
Now, our trip to Portland was very nice because it was just Chloe and I. We went shopping and since it was beautiful on Thursday and Friday we could walk around downtown and not even get wet! I discovered that Portland has a Fiber Arts District that was very close to our hotel and we made it to several of the shops including Knit-Purl and the Button Emporium.
I bought something from each shop. I forgot to get a photo of the yarn, but I got some of the new Sea Silk from Hand Maiden Yarns. It's to die for! I also got some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in red for an Irish Hiking Scarf that I think will go quite nicely with the new fingerless mitts.
Look at this pretty little package from the Button Emporium. Jane at Yarnstorm was just talking about how haberdashery has gone out of style and I have to say that while this shop doesn't sell all notions, it does have an overwhelming assortment of buttons and trims. I walked in and was inundated. It would take several visits just to get the lay of the shop. I did, however, do a nice job of picking out some lovelies. The two ribbons on the bottom were acquired at The Pine Needle, a quilt shop in Lake Oswego.
Here's the contents of that bag: various ribbons, some of which are vintage and just too cute to pass up, Christmas and Halloween buttons and couple of sheep- just because!
Have a very warm and wonderful Thanksgiving! See you in December.