Happy New Year! Chris and I rang it in at Pearson airport after collecting our bags. We spent the holidays in British Columbia – plenty of good times with family and friends. We also made some tasty discoveries while there. Most notably Oyama Sausage Co. on Granville Island and the Soho Road Naan Kebab food cart in front of the Supreme Court in Vancouver. I highly recommend Sarb Mund’s veg sabji. It was the perfect combination of sweetness and spice — delicious. He’s opening up a second cart soon — this one for chai — lucky Vancouverites!
We spent most of the time in Powell River, my hometown, and made a woolly discovery there. Great Balls of Wool is celebrating its first anniversary. I’d never been there before and was very happy to see such a nicely stocked yarn store in Powell River. They have a knitting lounge so next time I’ll have to sit and stitch a while.
I was a bit lax in blogging my holiday knits as they were finished so here are two of them! Both are from Heidi Kirrmaier’s Come Sail Away collection. The scarf in the top two photographs is Windward and was a gift for Jane. I used Viola M/C/N sport in Sea Storm and absolutely love this colourway! The pairing of pattern and yarn seemed perfect for Jane, who was born and raised in Ireland and loves the sea.
The cowl in the last photograph is Circumnavigate and was a gift for my aunt Tracy. I used a few skeins of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in Pewter and am pretty crazy about this colourway as well! Nice cool, moody shades. Both patterns were fun to knit – especially Windward with its changing directions.
All the best to you and yours in 2012!
[Top five photos courtesy of Christopher]