Scarf Yarns

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Happy Sunday

Auburn Wave (number 3) is growing. I'm almost finished the first ball and just completed the third eyelet pattern.
There are 10 new colours from Mrs. Crosby. I've shown most of them but a few have been left out. We have them in stock in all five yarns.

Big Brother tonight and then lots from HGTV. My new obsession. Property Virgins. House Hunters. Leave it to Bryan. Income Property. I can't get enough of it.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Back to work

Cathy unpacked the boxes from Rowan yesterday afternoon. Now I need to figure out where to put it all.
I've added more to the website and will finish it on Monday afternoon.

The dogs are very happy to be home. They won't stop fighting playing in the back yard.

We have many episodes of Criminal Minds taped from this past season. I'm working my way through them tonight and knitting on Auburn Wave. I just started the third eyelet pattern. Pictures tomorrow when there is some growth to show.

Friday, July 25, 2014

We're Home

It was a very easy travel day. It takes about 10 minutes to get from our house to the airport. We were loaded and in the air 15 minutes early. How many times do you hear that? We landed 30 minutes early in Niagara Falls. Thankfully the line at the border wasn't long and we were in Ancaster in no time. I visited Cathy in the store for a few minutes and took some pictures.
 The new plants are growing.

New yarns for fall arrived while I was away.

Mr. UPS brought in 9 boxes from Rowan. I've started adding to the website but I've hit my limit for tonight. I'll finish up over the weekend.
We did not receive the following brochures but they will be in next week.

Rowan Finest
Big Wool Colour Collection
Brushed Fleece
Fazed Tweed
Big Accessories

An email came through from madelinetosh that they are ready to dye me more yarn. We should have a huge amount coming in 3-4 weeks. Did I mention a huge amount?

It's good to be home. I've had tea from Tim's twice already. If you are driving around in Myrtle Beach there are very few places to stop and get a tea. We are spoiled in Canada. And what do you have for your first dinner home when there are no groceries in the house? Swiss Chalet of course. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Thursday

There was no golf today because it was so hot. And I'm not exaggerating.
With the humidity it was 113 degrees if you know temperatures in Fahrenheit. Walking from the house to the car was exhausting. And they have had so much rain here that the courses are cart path only. That means lots of walking. I love to golf but not in weather like this. Luckily it's only July and we can golf when we get home.

We're at my parents so that I could print out our boarding passes. I'm ready to go but Beth had a bit of a hissy fit when I told her that it was time to go. She needs a few more minutes. 
Andy Griffith is on TV and she is worried that the fake FBI guy is going to steal the money. Steal the money from where I asked. Beth didn't know at that time but we now know from the bank. I tease her but half an hour of Andy Griffith will put a smile on your face.

While I am typing an email came through from UPS. Rowan will be arriving late tomorrow afternoon. I should be back in the store in time to unpack the boxes.
Here is Susan's Itineris so far. The colours look great.
Hi Julie - here's a photo of my shawl in progress - 3 plus repeats done.Yarns are Zen Serenity 20 in "Irish Hills" (CC) and Kim helped me to pick Tosh Light in "Kelp" for the MC.Fun knit!
If you are working on the shawl, please send pictures.

A few pictures that we took before leaving my parents house.

 This sums up my mom's cooking - her spice rack :)
I need to sign off and do some laundry and start tidying the house before bed.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Coming Soon

I was up early this morning - 6:30 - shouldn't you be up that early on vacation? I'm sitting in the sunroom with my tea and catching up on emails and on Ravelry.

We have something new coming from Dream in Color. These should be arriving next week.
Mini Skeins of Classy. These are 50 yards each.  
With its 100% superwash merino base and just the right amount of twist, Classy is the quintessential worsted-weight yarn. The fiber content, combined with our unique dyeing process, gives Classy its deep and lushly-shaded tones, while the plied texture lends crisp stitch definition to everything from lace to cables.100% superwash merino wool 
4 – 4.5 sts per inch 
U.S. 7 to 8 needles

8 mini skeins will make this great cowl.

We're also getting more kits for the Tulips cardigan in this colourway.

I received an email that Rowan Magazine #56 has left the US. I don't think it will be in Ancaster until next week but I will track the boxes online.

It's much later in the day and boy am I tired.

 This afternoon was spent on one of my favourite golf courses. The Dye.
 Very large houses.
 No, this isn't a house. It's the clubhouse.

Then the skies got dark. This came across the screen in the cart so Beth and I packed it in. You wouldn't believe how many people stayed out on the course. Thunder and lightening. Crazy. Today we made it through 16 holes. Maybe we'll get a full round in tomorrow.
 The puzzle is done and a new one has been started.
Tonight is going to be spent sitting on the couch. Big Brother is taping. We have many chores to get done tomorrow before heading to the course so it should be early to bed.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday in Myrtle Beach

We were stuck at home this morning waiting for the washing machine man. We had a small problem but now it's fixed. Then we headed out to play golf. This is #10 where we started. A few dark clouds but we were going anyway.
 #10-12 were good. Just a touch of rain but nothing to drive you off the course. Then we hit #13. Torrential rains. We were soaked.
Fortunately for us, our house us on the 14th tee. We put the cart in the garage for 45 minutes until the rain slowed. We finished the first nine and it was raining again so we packed it in. We changed and then headed to Murrell's Inlet for River City Cafe. Yummy!!

It's been a long day so we're sitting on the couch watching TV. I'm so tired that I can't even pick up my knitting. It's hard to believe that I actually wrote that.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday in Myrtle

We're having fun. We haven't spent much time at home but when we're here there is puzzling by Beth and knitting by me.

And shopping. Beth has wanted a bike for some time and we bought one this morning. The store had her ride it around in the parking lot to make sure that everything fit her right.

We've added a basket and a bell. She is very happy. Spoky Dokies (not sure how to spell it) would have put her over the top but they didn't have them. I forgot - she bought a helmut as well.

When we got home she took it for a quick spin around our house. It was quick because the weather is very hot and humid. We're thinking about golfing later this afternoon if it doesn't rain. It's already poured once and the clouds are very dark. If not, there are chores to be done. Bank. Shopping for my mom. Lunch....

Yes, it rained. I had a nap - that's what you're supposed to do on vacation. Beth continued on her puzzle. Now we're heading out.