This past weekend, I visited Ann Arbor, Michigan. We stayed at a quaint little bed and breakfast in Ypsilanti and had a great weekend exploring the city. While walking down Main Street, we came across Busy Hands, this little yarn store tucked in the back of a tiny shopping center. Never being one to ignore a yarn store, I went inside.
I walked away, $50 lighter, but 3 skeins happier.
I splurged and purchased some lovely yarn by Malabrigo. A skein of “Rios” in the color 850 Archangel caught my eye. I bought a skein, deciding to make myself a treat (as any crocheter will know, it’s a rare day when you crochet something for yourself).
I finished a lovely small cowl yesterday. Free pattern is “Cardiff Cowl” by Lion Brand. I made 10 rounds on one side, 7 on the other until I ran out of yarn (pattern calls for you to work off both sides of the foundation chain so the edges of the cowl are scalloped). Here’s a quick shot I snapped of me heading off to work, wearing the cowl. Forgive the selfie, cell-phone pic at 7am. 🙂
Rios: Pure Merino Superwash; 210 yards; Made in Peru.