It's hard to believe that I'm still blogging about my trip to Montreal. I was there a month ago. This post covers the important part, though--the yarn!
Even the dull-colored hank on the upper right is exciting because it is BFL (bluefaced leicester) sock from sweetgeorgia yarns;
Next to it are three hanks of Mirasol Hacho, a sport weight merino I found in the sale bin;
The rest is Tanis blue label fingering weight, blame indecision. I was shopping for a colorway to complement the Noro I had for a shawl. Now I have three to choose among. I also have three
hanks of Tanis in the shadow colorway, enough for a sweater. At Mouline, more means less--the Tanis is discounted when you buy two or more.
Now the more: the metro was easy to navigate and staffed with helpful people. The cars weren't crowded but were filled with courteous riders who gave up their seats readily. That is, nothing like the London metro, though they do lack the infamous "mind the gap" warnings that make riding the London metro fun. The real fun comes after the ride when you find one of Montreal's markets in an old church two blocks down. The market was mind-blowing, filled with so many food choices that it must be easy to be healthy and well-fed in Montreal.
It's also interesting to reside in Montreal. Recognize this famous set of condos?
Enough travelogue, on to popular knitting! I have found a little success with my next sweater.
In spite of the yarn substitution, I kept the colors pretty close to the original. The biggest change was to use the salmon pink instead of burgundy. While it isn't an ideal choice, it does look good with the green next to it.
Equinox project page