During our time in Portland, I’ve enjoyed getting together with two of my sisters-in-law, Nancy White and Jennifer Halverson. Nan and I share interests in various handcrafts, so we had fun shopping for yarn, after we had spent another day last week shopping for clothes!
Here’s Nan showing an afghan she crocheted.
I decided to make one similar to it; here’s the yarn I bought.
I also bought yarn for the knitting class I’m scheduled to teach at the Gypsy Journal Rally in Yuma next month. Each student will receive a knitting kit, consisting of knitting needles, darning needles, stitch holder, cable needle, point protectors, stitch counters, rings, needle measure/ruler, and an instruction book.
Nan and I selected a variety of colorful yarns for the students to use for their first project, and I bought some crochet hooks for finishing loose ends.
My next lapghan project for Soldiers’ Angels Crochet & Craft Team is one financed by my good friend Carol Jennings who writes a wonderful blog Rvers in a Shoe Box. When we saw each other recently in Quartzsite, Carol gave me a check to pay for yarn as her contribution to this worthwhile service. Thanks, Carol! This lapghan will be a patriotic red, white and blue, using the knitted patchwork pattern at the left.
Finally, I couldn’t resist a few more skeins of yarn because of sale prices and no sales tax in Oregon. A one-skein knitted scarf will be added to my own personal collection.
A couple of knitted placemats, using a table runner pattern modified for appropriate dimensions, with a dark center and light border, will soon grace our RV dining table.
Finally, last evening, just as a wind/rain storm hit, Don and I met Nan and Jen at Applebee’s. We managed to get out of the storm and get a table on a busy Valentine’s Day, and enjoyed a nice dinner.
We’re hoping the rainstorms don’t affect our travels as we depart tomorrow to head south again. Stay tuned for travel reports periodically as we pursue new adventures!