Thursday, 26 August 2010

Farewell to Strilla!

A warm, balmy evening,
a full moon,
a glass or two of wine and pumpkin tortelli
with a view of floodlit castle
and good company,
what more could a girl want?
And all my knitting pals know that nothing beats a chat about yarn and anything else with a like minded gal. (not even George Clooney)

Unfortunately, this was only the second time that Maria and I met up. From Finland she has been researching at the local uni throughout the summer and after meeting virtually through our online computer knitting communitiy we hit it off in the real life too.
But as all computer buffs know, our friendship won't end here but will continue with exchanges of patterns, news, scandanavian roughspun and Italian merino well into the future.
Check out her projects on Ravalry (under Strilla).

When we visited Innsbruck in June I found this wonderful shop full of Shoppenwolle and I couldn't resist the colours of this bamboo, silk and wool sock yarn. Slate grey, purple and lime green. WOW
Once again ILGA LEJA came to the rescue with 'Tidal Streams' a stole knitted on the bias with voluptous flounces at the ends. You'll have to take my word for it that it drapes well as the family photgrapher is having fun at the beach with her mates this week.


Bettyboo said...

Your stole is absolutely gorgeous I love it and the colours....Is that your front room you are posing in? Hope Lindy is enjoying the seaside....

Cadi said...


I hope a young, handsome mailman will deliver an envelope to you soon. I finally mailed it today.

Helga said...

This is a wonderful stole and at the same time such a nice souvenir from Innsbruck!

suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

s fab fab stole!

the question is , if George Clooney was a knitter too, would that change things?

Anonymous said...

Che paplane!

BettyKnitter said...

Your stole is GORGEOUS! I love the colours and it's so elegant. Just the job to wear on a date with George (he has a house in Italy as I'm sure you already know).

Cat said...

That is one scrumptious wrap! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

This looks like it was a wonderful time! ~~~Laura xo