We are back!

and we had a delightful time visiting my mom and my family in BC. We went to Kimberley – just a four hour drive from Lethbridge, and well worth the visit: http://www.city.kimberley.bc.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?bhcp=1

We shopped in the Platzl – where I found a trove of knitting and cross-stitch magazines at one of the local thrift stores, and bought a bag full of Jo Sonja paints for a great price at a local shop….
we had a lovely visit and colored easter eggs at my brother and sil’s home….
we went to Fort Steele – http://www.fortsteele.ca/ for Easter Sunday, and the kids had a blast searching for easter eggs in the straw, going on a wagon ride, and walking around this amazing little town in gorgeous sunshine…
and we enjoyed visiting with my mom and her dog Midnight – lots of good walks, long talks, and knitting in the evenings ๐Ÿ™‚
Speaking of knitting – I finished my shawl and just spent an hour on my knees blocking it out on the basement floor. I am so tickled to have this one done – this is Alita by Herbert Niebling, with an added Lover’s Knot edging, knit with an old Bernat yarn called Kabuki – which feels like cotton but is silk and acrylic. It is about 60 inches in diameter – maybe a wee bit more. On the final rounds, I had 840 stitches, and I knit 1680 rows of the edging! I had just a half ball left – which sure beats needing a half ball and never being able to find it ๐Ÿ™‚ So here it is
before washing and blocking —– and after


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