Thursday, March 05, 2009

yarn overload

well i am back again after a wonderful long weekend visiting my parents and going to my first ever stitches west. my friend laura decided to fly up with me thursday night since we found that southwest still had some awesome plane ticket deals at that last minute. unfortunately she could not stay for the weekend so she just had a super quick 24 hour trip to the bay area. luckily we were able to fill it in with plenty of fun, fiber and food.

we spent the entire day on friday at the marketplace. i opted out of taking any classes this time around just because money was a bit tight. we got there first thing in the morning and had to wait in a bit of a line, even with our prepaid tickets, but it actually went quickly. i made a beeline for the blue moon booth, as rumors on ravelry were that they would sell out of most things pretty quickly. we got there in time to get a good selection of mill ends and rare gems to choose from. i was very frugal though and wanted to stick to my budget so i only got 2 mill ends.

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those are my two skeins of socks that rock hanging out while i eat my tasty vietnamese sandwich lunch. it was really fun to see all of the vendors, and be able to touch and see all of the yarns in person. there were many beautiful yarns but i was very good and only bought things that really called to me. everything else i figure i can order online later.

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that's most of my haul. includes mill end from blue mooon fiberarts, a skein of pigeonroof studios' superwash sock in delight, pigeonroof roving in chard, 2 skeins of creatively dyed superwash sock in midnight and a skein of woodbrook worsted from creatively dyed in tree. missing is the bmfa mill end of spawn of braun, which is super bright and candy colored. i started swatching it already and just need to find the perfect pattern. also missing is a mixed bag of handspun yarn from pigeonroof studios in purples and pinks, patterns from cocoknits and some hiyahiya needles i got at the urban fauna booth (which had great stuff). oh and stitches refueled my desire to learn how to spin. i have a drop spindle that i haven't picked up in years and i dug it out again. i am going to do a little bit of practicing before i try using some of the really pretty stuff i bought at stitches.

all in all it was a really fun experience and i hope i can make it again next year. now to actually finish some knitting!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great time, and you did really well,the colors look beautiful!

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

yarn overload

well i am back again after a wonderful long weekend visiting my parents and going to my first ever stitches west. my friend laura decided to fly up with me thursday night since we found that southwest still had some awesome plane ticket deals at that last minute. unfortunately she could not stay for the weekend so she just had a super quick 24 hour trip to the bay area. luckily we were able to fill it in with plenty of fun, fiber and food.

we spent the entire day on friday at the marketplace. i opted out of taking any classes this time around just because money was a bit tight. we got there first thing in the morning and had to wait in a bit of a line, even with our prepaid tickets, but it actually went quickly. i made a beeline for the blue moon booth, as rumors on ravelry were that they would sell out of most things pretty quickly. we got there in time to get a good selection of mill ends and rare gems to choose from. i was very frugal though and wanted to stick to my budget so i only got 2 mill ends.

IMG_2837

those are my two skeins of socks that rock hanging out while i eat my tasty vietnamese sandwich lunch. it was really fun to see all of the vendors, and be able to touch and see all of the yarns in person. there were many beautiful yarns but i was very good and only bought things that really called to me. everything else i figure i can order online later.

IMG_2857[1]

that's most of my haul. includes mill end from blue mooon fiberarts, a skein of pigeonroof studios' superwash sock in delight, pigeonroof roving in chard, 2 skeins of creatively dyed superwash sock in midnight and a skein of woodbrook worsted from creatively dyed in tree. missing is the bmfa mill end of spawn of braun, which is super bright and candy colored. i started swatching it already and just need to find the perfect pattern. also missing is a mixed bag of handspun yarn from pigeonroof studios in purples and pinks, patterns from cocoknits and some hiyahiya needles i got at the urban fauna booth (which had great stuff). oh and stitches refueled my desire to learn how to spin. i have a drop spindle that i haven't picked up in years and i dug it out again. i am going to do a little bit of practicing before i try using some of the really pretty stuff i bought at stitches.

all in all it was a really fun experience and i hope i can make it again next year. now to actually finish some knitting!


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great time, and you did really well,the colors look beautiful!

    ReplyDelete

i love comments almost as much as i love pie.