A Day in the Springs

Spring Break has flown by all too quickly and DD is leaving tomorrow. She has had a busy week studying for her upcoming eight-hour Engineering licensing exam so I thought we deserved one “fun” mommy-daughter day out.

We went to one of her favorite little bistros, La Baguette in Old Colorado City where she always gets the Alfredo Pasta. I always get the French Onion Soup, the best I’ve ever had.

Then, of course, we hit all three knitting shops in town starting with Needleworks.

Here I was reminded that I am “supposed” to be working on SIRDAL, a Dale of Norway sweater. The shop had an adorable child version hanging up which ignited a fire in me to re-acquaint myself with the pattern. I am part of the Dales of North America KAL and this is the sweater I stated I would knit.

Isn’t it a lovely Norwegian sweater?

I left Needleworks not only purchasing the remaining skeins of yarn I needed, but also signing up for a workshop with the store Norwegian guru . The guru is actually a man! It is my understanding that you bring in whatever you are working on and he will tudor you along. I think this is just what I need to get me over my reluctance to start. They have to wait for another student to sign up so I’m not sure when it will start.

The 2007 Knit From Your Stash Challenge? You are allowed to purchase yarn to complete an existing project should you run short, I am not going to count this as a real yarn purchase. I was short four skeins having enough for my Sirdal. Too many sweaters and not enough time!

8 Comments on “A Day in the Springs

  1. I am happy for you that you were able to have your daughter at home for Spring break. Sounds like the two of you had a very nice time. How fortunate to have a “Norwegian Guru” to guide you along with your sweater. It is such a pretty pattern!

  2. What a lovely day with your daughter! Good luck to her on the exam – big stuff in their young lifes. (She is lovely, btw)

    I love Dale of Norway knits. Such lovely patterns and yarns. You will have a truly beautiful heirloom when finished. I am anxious to see…

  3. I am glad you got to go on a “Girls Day Out” I really enjoy those with my six year old when we get to do that. She doesn’t appreciate yarn just yet though but maybe someday. Hope your daughter does well on her test.

  4. My daughter loves those mommy – daughter days, well they both do, and the son likes his time too. There just aren’t enough hours in a day sometimes. I hope she does well on the exam. And I don’t think that yarn purchase should count. I don’t count sock yarn as stash enhancement either.

  5. It’s so sweet to spend time with grown children.

    That Norwegian sweater is beautiful. And a guru! I need one of those!

  6. What a cute little sweater! Can’t wait to see your version of it. Glad you were able to have some time with your daughter :o)

  7. The beautiful little jacket reminds me that I have a Sedestal sweater that just needs the neckband knitting , I must search the cupboards for it , thank you for reminding me , although it is probably about 2 sizes too small now .
    You must have had a lovely time with your daughter time spent with loved ones is so precious.

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