Kris had a conference up in Connecticut and I decided to go along for the ride. We decided to go the in-land route through Pennsylvania; we stopped by Gettysburg to visit Kris’s brother, went to a fabulous used book store in Harrisburg, went to a hockey game in Wilkes Barre, did some hiking in the northeast mountains on our way to Connecticut.
Promised Land State Park, Pennsylvania
The snow began to fall steadily at the state park, so we cut our hike short. There were already large snow drifts and several closed roads. We didn’t anticipate all the snow, so we actually didn’t have all of the layers that we typically would have for snow hiking. Next stop – a little less snowy – was Raymondskill Falls, outside of Milford, PA.
Inside town, we went to the Grey Towers National Historic Landmark and as we were driving to find a spot for lunch, we happened upon a yarn shop (Kris actually pointed it out!) and we stopped by for a quick peek… and a quick purchase.
As Kris drove, I knit. I had searched for a pattern that I could get excited about to bring on the knitting love again, and I found it in the form of the Albers Cowl by Ann Weaver (Ravelry link). I am so excited about this knit and the artistic inspiration behind it… I am planning a whole post on it very soon, but I will gladly show my progress after some hours of driving:
This is serving as a great stashbusting project, and my first time with simple modular knits – I love this process. I have some great color combinations in my head, and I am excited to see how they work together in these blocks.
I have ambitious plans for blogging this week. I have lots of tell you… meetings with great knitters, a pilgrimage to “America’s Yarn Store”, and even some finished knits to share. Here’s hoping my blog mojo AND my knitting mojo are back to stay!