Yarn Collector’s Day Out

Okay, it was really Knitters Day Out, and the four of us made it a two-day affair, but that’s aside from the point.  I’m sure some of their group shots are better, but since my only gripe about this one is me, I’m sharing it!

From left to right, that’s Anita, Amanda, Michelle and yours truly.  We had a blast together.  Amanda I took different classes by Maragret Fisher.  Ironically,  the class I took will be offered  at one of my LYSs next month. 

In Seven Things that can Make or Break a Sweater, I learned that I was doing SSP incorrectly.  I also learned a new way to make a button hole.  That and more can be found in Ms. Fisher’s book by the same name


My afternoon class was on the Lily of the Valley lace pattern.  I took it to learn how to make nubbs.  The instructor also brought several different items made with said pattern, including some socks and varied shawl and scarf patterns.  She mentioned that nubbs are not the same as bobbles, but I wish she’d spoken more about Estonian lace in general.

Now, we’ll back-track and pick up with Friday’s adventures.  Anita and I won door prizes.  I put my card in the mail yesterday for the Wallaby and something about a dozen scarves.  (That’s a Ravelry link…)

We cruised the market Friday night, but I made all of my purchases on Saturday.  My apologies to the vendors, but I only remember buying the bright stuff from The Mannings.  (A separate field trip to their establishment is required, just as soon as I can bribe Anita to come north again!)

My first purchase was this happy Jojoland Melody.  (Remember when I hated purple?  Ha!)  I can’t wait to pick a pattern and cast on with this yarn.  I’d love to find a dress with these colors to wear for the funeral tomorrow…  I just can’t wear any of the trio of black and brown frocks I’ve worn all summer (and last winter) for funerals.

On about my fifth trip around the market, I found this Ty-Dy sock yarn.  SIGH!  I’m not sure I’ll make socks from it, but I’m always excited when a yarn I like shows up in a new size.  Sure it would make nice baby things, but I’m thinking more along the lines of giving this a whirl in something and then trying some of the shawl patterns that look great in self-striping yarns.

Finally, near the entrance/exit, I stumbled upon the one yarn I’d hoped to find, Panda Soy.  I’m quite certain this will be a shawl or scarf of some sort.  I’m not at all sure why I’m so crazy about soy, but I truly feel a void has been filled now that I’ve added this yarn to my collection.

There’s more to share, but this is getting long, so some other time, okay? 

I won’t be around tomorrow until late in the day, so I’m not sure when I’ll blog again.  It seems my announcement that we were returning to normal blogging was premature. 

Thanks for all of the condolences and support.  Please know too that I simply couldn’t catch up on all of my blog reading, but hopefully, I’ll start anew today and stay connected!

19 comments on “Yarn Collector’s Day Out

  1. gaylen says:

    So did you have to leave early due to the hornet? Sounds like fun was had. Can’t wait to see what some of the new yarns grow up to be. g

  2. Robin in VA says:

    Great photo! Sounds like you gals had a fantastic time!!!

  3. Nancy says:

    Oh, what a wonderful group, and what fun must have been had. Love the aquisitions to your yarn library! :-)That ty-dy looks especially fun.

  4. Mary says:

    Oh you are all so Beautiful!!! You all look just great!!
    I so LOVEEEEEEEEE the yarns, Wow-Gorgeous for sure!!
    Can’t wait to meet you all, how bout next trip to the beach..lol
    Have a great day!!!! 🙂 Love ya!!

  5. Nichole says:

    cute pic! Great purchases!

  6. anniebananie says:

    It seems like you had a wonderful time, which is just what you needed! You are going to LOVE the Jojoland Melody. I have really fallen for it, as well as some of the other Jojoland yarns. My railroad socks are done in the Melody.

    I haven’t had a chance to use the Soy yet, but I’ve heard good things. I’ve used their corn (Maizy) and like it. My cousin loves their Maizy, so you may want to try that next!

  7. Anita says:

    I think we all look MARVELOUS! 😛

    Did you realize I bought some of the Jojoland Melody too? SNOL

  8. Dianne says:

    It looks like you all had a wonderful time. What a great picture! The Mannings is well worth the trip. I was there about 5 years ago, and it is absolutely amazing! How is sweet little Sissy doing?

  9. Kathy says:

    Great picture! You sure have some happy faces and the loot is good:).
    Mannings? Hear, hear, someone may go to Mannings? Not with out me……….LOL

  10. MrPuffy says:

    What a fun time you all had! Lots of wonderful yarns to inspire your creativity and some good tips as well!

  11. Bubblesknits says:

    What a great picture!!! I so wish I could have made it to meet all of you in person. Sounds like you had a great time!

  12. Alison says:

    Oh Panda Soy I think I love you. What great yarns you get. Looking forward to the results.

  13. KM says:

    What a great time with friends. And fun new yarns!

  14. AlisonH says:

    An Amanda in the wild spotting! Glad you all got to spend that time together. Now just wait till Stitches!

  15. Amanda says:

    SO MUCH FUN! I’m so glad we all got to do that – wahhhh! I wanna do it again NOW!

  16. fireflynights says:

    Pretty yarns. Glad you had a good time.

  17. Miss Me says:

    SO JEALOUS…!!! Looks like BIG FUN was had.

  18. StarSpry says:

    Sounds like you had a fun time! Great yarn purchases 🙂

  19. Natalie says:

    Glad you had fun…looks like you did. 🙂

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