Knitting and men in uniform

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Last week in Halifax, a beautiful ship named Esmeralda (complete with lots of men in uniform) was about to leave the harbor. So I sat in a ray of sun and watched this load of activity while my hands were busy knitting a 100% cashmere pair of fingerless gloves.

This gorgeous yarn is from Lobster Pot Yarns, a yarn dyed in lobster pots and let out do dry in Cape Cod’s breeze. Iit’s a pleasure to knit with such a soft yarn. It’s a gift Katie and Jonathan gave me last time they came to visit me in Montreal (I’m so lucky!). I needed a small project to take with me on the airplane (and the long wait in airports) so I chose to knit a pair of Fetching fingerless gloves, using the magic loop method with my trusty Addi Turbo circular needles. Those gloves knit up so fast!

After my stroll on the waterfront to see the Esmeralda, I went to the crowded farmer’s market. I couldn’t resist buying a souvenir:

It’s sheep yarn from Lismore Sheep Farm Wool Shop. I don’t know yet what I will do with it, but it will likely be a felting project, like a bag or a tea cozy. Or maybe a hat. Anyway, it will be striped with green and blue!

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