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!