Knitted bowls from One Skein by Leigh Radford
The other gift is the starfish purse which I posted earlier -- that should take care of Mom, Dad, and two girls. The bowls are done in worsted weight brown sheep (I doubled the yarn and knit them on size 17 straight needles, then sewed them up rather than on 15 dpns with bulky weight). The Penobscot is done in Hemp for Knitting DK and the Double Cable is done in my new favorite yarn -- it is soooooooo incredible (I am serious, I want crates of this stuff, I mean after the SOS of course ...) -- Blue Sky Organic Cotton. The softest, most luxurious cotton ... dude, you've got to try it.
But now for the big question
I need recommendations for Yarn Stores!! Send me your favorites in Seattle, Victoria (BC), and Tofino (BC). Ask your Canadian friends and relatives, I need good souvenir yarn (it's one of my exceptions for SOSKAL, you know!).
It will be nice to get out of the US for a bit, visit our friendly, more peaceful neighbors to the North. Maybe I'll find some good options for watching the World Cup (it's hard to be a big soccer fan when you don't have cable, there only so many times I can take the kids to a sports bar at 9 in the morning ...).
Send me your Yarn Shop referrals!!!