blanket success

Well, we travelled to Montreal last weekend in order to visit our cousins and gift the baby blanket. It was a hit! The mum loved it and we had a lovely visit. She was lucky enough to get a day pass from the hospital the day that we arrived and so after she was treated to a bit of pampering at a salon (much deserved after 2 months in hospital on bed rest…) we slowly made our way to a coffee shop and had a delicious latte. Montreal does hipster coffee well and I enjoyed it thoroughly! (this one is minus a few slurps since I couldn’t resist…) She and her husband celebrated Passover with her family while the family and I hung out at their apartment (right around the corner from the St-Viateur bagel shop!) and then back to the hospital she went. I think she will be there for the remainder (end of June, can you imagine) and I’m so very glad that we went for a visit.


The hospital was close to…….. a yarn shop. Big surprise, right? Do you all do this? I need souvenir yarn. I remember my special trips with a special skein from a far away place and it makes me very happy. Espace Tricot did not disappoint. The sales staff were really lovely and the space is gorgeous.


So my special skein was a brilliant pink skein from Tanis Fibre Arts who is appropriately French Canadian and it will be joining these two similar weights yarns to start a Colour Affection shawl which I hope to cast on later today.


Sine I’ll be joining in with Ginny’s yarn along today, I should also let you know what I’m reading. I’m still finishing up listening to E.Gaskell’s North and South which I hope to finish today or tomorrow, and my bedtime reading is Sue Monk Kidd’s – The Invention of Wings, which is amazing so far.

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12 Responses to blanket success

  1. Sarah says:

    I get souvenir yarn too! What makes a better souvenir than one you get to use again and again and maybe even give as a gift? Beautiful yarn and I hope the rest of her pregnancy goes smoothly even though she is in the hospital. Poor thing.

  2. Sarah says:

    Oh and I meant to say, I hope you are enjoying N&S, I’m guessing you’re listening in Craftlit? I loved that one!

  3. Davidsmom says:

    Beautiful yarn, and the pattern you chose is so lovely!

    I haven’t listened to CraftLit for months – now that I’ve been reminded, I should get back to it! 🙂

  4. Gracie says:

    Souvenir yarn is such a great idea 🙂 I knit my son an alpaca scarf with the yarn I purchased after visiting Green Gable’s farm on PEI two years ago. Good memories!
    I’m glad your baby blanket and visit was a success. xx

  5. Elise says:

    Ooh I’m knitting an Espace Tricot pattern right now, I’d love to visit the store! I like your pretty yarn colours 🙂

  6. Nothing wrong with souvenir yarn… or fiber. I’d have headed straight for the roving, if they did not have any then I would have purchased some yarn.

  7. Chris says:

    Souvenir yarn is TOTALLY a thing!! I buy it whenever I can.

  8. Adrienne says:

    I get the souvenir yarn thing — I have a fair pile of it in my stash. I can’t wait to see how yoru Colour Affection shawl grows!!

  9. karen says:

    I have that book on my shelf, I’m glad it’s a good read!! Love the yarn that you bought, I love to buy yarn when I’m out and about 🙂 Glad you had a good visit!!

  10. I’m glad to hear there is yarn in Montreal, as we are thinking of driving there for our summer trip. Souvenir yarn does not count as stash, does it?

    I’ve been wanting to read Gaskell for a long time. Maybe in May or June, when my teaching load lets up!

    And, of course, I LOVE your coffee photo!

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