Monday, May 11, 2009

Sangria Shawl

A few weeks ago I went into town for a mammogram. Being a good girl and having that unpleasant but important test done and out of the way for another year, I decided to treat myself with a visit to a yarn shop. The first thing that I saw when I walked in the door was this Katia Calibri yarn and it was instant love. Then, I saw a sample of how it knits up and I knew I couldn't leave the store without it.


With just a simple garter stitch, it knits up into something fabulous! The colors remind me of the fresh fruits I put into a Sangria. The open air, lacy fabric it knits into makes it perfect for warm weather as a scarf or a shawl. Together, it all says summer to me. What fun! I think it'll be great to wear this summer on an evening out at a local winery for blues music, wine, and time with hubby.


There are 223 yards in one ball. That can go pretty far with an open knit project. The colors, texture, and effect are so much fun! For only about $7 per ball, this yarn provides so much for so little. I love it!

It's so important to get regular health screenings, like mammograms. Tests and doctor visits definitely aren't fun. But, knowing I'm healthy and doing all I can to stay that way feels great. An extra little reward, like some yarn, makes it even nicer. Have you had your mammogram?

7 comments:

Sel and Poivre said...

Thanks for the reminder Cheryl! It really is so important to be proactive about our health! What a great idea to celebrate it with a yarn purchase!

Judith said...

Cheryl, your scarf turned out very nice... I love it. Can't wait to make some with all the colors I bought! I like the part about wearing it out to a winery and special time with the hubby. Yes, I've had my mamo's this year. Need to do some other stuff, though.

easylivingsally said...

Great post Cheryl. My Mamo is coming up this week, ahhh, but we need to keep up our health. I love the colors in your scarf it does remind me of a Sangria. Great idea for after my appointment.

Erin and Barley said...

That is so pretty, Cheryl! Miss you tonight, but hopefully I'll see you soon.

KarenB said...

Okay, okay. I'll make the phone call. Love the yarn and the scarf. It's so beautiful!

KarenB said...

Do you go to Heather? Did I give you her name/number or did you already go to her? If so, that's amazing!

Acorn to Oak said...

Yes, Heather cuts my hair too. I got her name from Judy and shortly after that I met you and found out that your fab haircuts are by Heather too. :-) I really like her. She's great!