Hong Kong loves to panic. The government, in their wisdom have cancelled school for all students primary aged or younger for two weeks, while warning Hong Kong residents not to panic about swine flu. They did this after the first local community infection was reported. Luckily, the girls only had one week of school left, but now I have two active children unexpectedly at home in one of the wettest months of the year. I will enjoy getting away for the holidays!
I’ve just finished updating the store with the new silk yarns, and offering a 10% discount in honour of the new products. Now I’m going to look at my Ene’s scarf earnestly. I made it through the first 2 charts with no problems (so I thought). On starting chart 3, I’ve discovered that I have too many stitches, and have to try and figure out where I went wrong. I have a vision of myself wandering the cool streets of Vancouver swathed in my new 100% silk shawl, but the likelihood of it coming to fruition seems to be diminishing.
Speaking of Vancouver, what yarn store should I visit? I’m compiling a wishlist of items to buy on my visit to the West Coast, and it includes a new ball winder, Norah Gaughan Vol.5, more qiviut (of course). Not surprisingly, the hotel’s website doesn’t feature yarn shops in the area guide. It might surprise some, but this will be my first visit to a North American local yarn store. Of course, I’ll report back.
The photo is pretty poor, but I had a mad panic when the new Knitty went up with an advertisment advertising yarns that were not yet listed in the store. My yarnography skills could do with a lot of improvement, but when I’m try to take photos at speed, under rapidly fading light – really not good. I’ll probably have to redo the photos one day when the light is a lot better, ideally when I don’t have a 5 and 6 year old there to help me!