A second yarn store, So Much Yarn yielded a circle vest that I fell in love with and of course had to immediately cast on. The start was quite fussy with 8 stitches split between 4 double-pointed needles and joined into a circle. The yarn I chose had slightly less striping then this one so the target look is reduced.
Here is just a few rows short of the back after which I bind off and then recast on to create the arm holes and then change up a needle size and begin the lace pattern. So far it's been a fun knit and I look forward to wearing it.
We flew home from Seattle which was an excellent trip including teaching at Fusion, visiting Seattle friends, three days of city wandering (I mean yarn shopping) eating the best seafood and enjoying the 22nd story view of Puget Sound.
We also fit in a visit to the Chihuly museum which I visited last year, but a second trip was completely worthwhile. Photographers wander around asking to take your photo for free. They hand you a card with a barcode which you then scan at one of the kiosks and email the photo to yourself. Pretty high tech.
We are now in Santa Fe for a nephews wedding. Last nights reception was a chance to catch up with family.
Niece Amy who was once the baby of the family is all grown up and lovely.
Today we will have a stroll around the galleries on Canyon Road before this evenings wedding at the beautiful La Posada resort. It presented the perfect opportunity to purchase a wonderful new artistic jacket by Lee Andersen (and it's not black!)
Next week will be heavy kit prep and readiness for my next adventure on an Alaskan cruise!