Yarn in my Travels

Florida Knitting

As winter settled in to the area, it was time for me to take a break and spend some time in my favorite Florida spot, Vero Beach.  I try to go there at least twice a year but enjoy the winter visit the best.  As always, my knitting accompanies me on my trip.

This trip project was a simple shawl knit with yarn that I purchased at Vogue Knitting Live the week before I left.  I discovered a new yarn company, Apple Tree Knits.  Her yarns are wonderful.  When I saw this skein of yarn that went from yellow, to green, to blue I had to have it.


Here’s my shawl so far.

There is a Yarn Shop in Vero Beach called Knitty Gritty and I decided to visit it.  I had been there once before when it first opened.  When I arrived, I discovered that they had moved to a larger space and now had a wonderful selection of yarns, lots of patterns, and many finished items to inspire me.

First I found this lovely Universal Yarn Bamboo Blooms Handpainted.  They had a simple ribbed cowl made up.  I just love the colors of this yarn.  It will knit up quickly on Size 9-11 needles.

They had so many other wonderful samples and when I saw the sample of Leftie by Martina Behm, I decided to purchase the white yarn for that too. I had some lovely sock yarn at home for the stripes. Leftie is on Ravelry and I’ve admired it many times.  Here’s what I knit so far.  I decided to eliminate of the leaves.  They are too fussy for my taste.

So I now have knitting memories of this trip along with memories of beautiful weather and the sound of the ocean waves.  Here’s a few of my favorite pictures of the trip.

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