Knitley Road: Paving the Pathway to Heaven with Wool Love

This is what I’m doing today.

Also on the list: paying bills, several loads of laundry, too many loads of dishes, oodles of cooking, minor amounts of cleaning, also sadly minor amounts of parenting, modest consumption of cookies, and major consumption of wine (is it 4:00 yet????). (Aw, the perils of the modern housewife.)

But this is the best.

I’ve been staring at this yarn for a few weeks now. And, let me tell you, it’s been staring right back.

It has eyes! Very soulful indeed.

It’s a rustic wool fingering from my indie dyer partner Knitley Road, hailing from Edmonton, Canada. I guess I’ve had a thing with Edmonton lately. …Never been but the yarn dyers up that way are FANTASTIC. Seriously.

To be honest, I can’t decide: cowl or shawl???

These are the hard choices in life.

No wonder I’m so stressed.

I do know this: there will be a swatch before I sleep.

I hope.

This yarn just screams SPRING to me. This was also how I felt about the fresh, bright blossoms on our apricot and nectarine trees until it started SNOWING on them this morning. Spring is always such a tease!  It is literally snowing on my hyacinths and budding lilacs and hydrangeas. It pains me so.

I dashed into the grocery store last night (under the cloak of sweat pants and my hood up) to grab nothing other than double brownie fudge ice cream (gasp! hey, a mom’s got to survive!!!) and almost drowned in Easter candy despite the hard fact that this now sugar-laden holiday is more than a month away. Even the Easter bunny would have been shocked.

I’ve been pondering whether or not to knit Reed another Easter stuffie, but then I reread my torrid saga from last year and remembered HEK NO. The PTSD is insurmountable.

Lucky for me, swatching up this spring sparkle will soothe my nerves.

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  • Reply Paula @ Spin a Yarn March 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    You seriously made me giggle with your bunny post 🙂 That yarn is absolutely scrumptious and I can’t wait to see what it wants to become!

  • Reply Stefanie March 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    That is great yarn. It looks soft. Whatever you decide will be cool. You should see the kits Sandra of farmgirlsam on Blogspot ordered. They are crochet kits and the end results are kawaii!

  • Reply mariposaknits March 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Gorgeous wool, it definitely screams spring!

  • Reply Roslyn March 6, 2017 at 7:23 am

    You don’t want to come to Edmonton this week! We’re having a serious blast of winter: cold,
    (wind chills into the -20’s C and even lower in some places), snow…overall yuck. Kinda done with winter now, even if it’s not done with us!
    Anyway, that yarn does look like spring – I’ll have to check out this dyer!

  • Reply Alina March 6, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Love its slightly uneven thread and beautiful subtle colors!! Enjoy! Spring is coming, I promise 🙂

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple March 6, 2017 at 9:38 am

    hehehehe, you are too funny!! i have another “real” knitting friend who says she did
    “what was legally necessary to keep her three boys alive”!! that description varies from time to time and i LOVE that!! the yarn is beautiful, i vote cowl. and i love your yarn bowl, i want one of those!!!

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple March 6, 2017 at 9:39 am

    ooooh and i LOVE that you used a shell – well, because that’s me!!!!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life March 6, 2017 at 10:04 am

      I have a thing for shells and birds too! Soul mates. Aw! ❤❤❤❤😘😘😘😘🍷🍷🍷🍷

  • Reply Julie Crawford March 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    oh wow that yarn is so gorgeous!! I’m off to visit her online shop, thanks for the tip!

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise March 7, 2017 at 5:52 am

    That is one beautiful spring like skein of yarn, I want it 🙂

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