Friday, January 17, 2014

Cathy's Visit; Tilly Finale

Last weekend was the much anticipated visit from Cathy and her family, which had been in talks for weeks if not months. Cathy, who blogs at Cat's Tale, and I met on Ravelry and became fast friends through Ravelry groups, Facebook and blogging. It felt like a miracle that we finally met in person! And she even had gifts for everyone in the family.

Cathy spun this merino/silk blend, perfect for cables

Gorgeous crochet shawl from Cathy!

Love this stitch pattern
We spent a wonderful day together exploring bookstore and yarn shops in Santa Cruz.

Sock yarns from Golden Fleece

Arm load of Tosh from Swift Stitch
I wished we had more time together, there are still so many things I'd like to show Cathy and her guys. Or maybe we'll one day meet up in Hawaii as we joked, it's somewhat in the middle, right?

I gave Cathy one of my finished scarves in her gift package so I'll include its FO report here:

The color is much darker, close to navy blue.
You can see it on Cathy in the lunch picture.
Project:  Tilly 娣丽
Pattern Tilly, by Lisa Lloyd, published in A Fine Fleece
Yarn:  Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, 2 skeins
Yardage:  384 yards, used every inch of it
Needles: Size 6
Cast on: May 26, 2013
Cast off: December 26, 2013
Cost: About $20
Previous entries: cast on
Notes: This was an in-between-project project, so I worked on it on and off until during the holidays when I decided to finish it off for good. It will fly away to the Land of Oz with Cathy, hope they will have some cool weather next winter!

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Carol said...

What a nice post! It sounds like you had a great time and your scarf looks great!

Chrisknits said...

I was so envious reading her version of the visit, and now even more envious of the wonderful visit the two of you had. Aren't knitters just the nicest people! Love the scarf, you do such beautiful work.

WonderWhyGal said...

I've enjoyed the few photos you posted on FB. I always love when we can meet our Blogging and Ravelry friends in real life. LOVE that cabled scarf and that yarn she spun for you is gorgeous. I love the shawl too.

Spinster Beth said...

Oh, that looks like you had fun! I love the pink shawl. Beautiful!

Kathryn Ray said...

I'm so glad you two got to spend some time together. :-)

Lynn said...

There is nothing more lovely than an armful of beautiful yarn!