Jen opened Purls of Wisdom a couple of months ago and it's become a bit of a local haunt for me. (Thanks Kelly for introducing me!) What I love most is how open and inviting this place is -- anyone and everyone is invited (heck I'd even say encouraged) to swing by and plop in one of the big comfy chairs and knit to your heart's content. If you live in the area I'd highly recommend it. And if you have young children, check out this great little area that she has set up for them to watch movies:
And she stocks some lovely yarns -- there's some wonderful cashmere on the counter that just begs to be stroked each time you walk by. And she has a good selection of Rowan too!
At Purls I picked up some Berroco Bonsai for the mosaic blanket:
Speaking of the blanket, it feels like I need to add some colours to the mix. Trouble is (and if you read this blog frequently you'll know that) I can be colour challenged. I think I do matchy matchy ok. But contrast colours... hmmm.... help is needed. So I tore through a couple of my old magazines to see if I could get some other inspiration ideas and I put this collage together of images that contained duck egg blue.
You can see that I'm thinking pink might get added to the mix together with some lighter green colours. Think Amy Butler.
Will I be able to pull this off effectively, who knows? But it will be fun trying...