Saturday, August 12, 2006

MEGAupdate!

monkee has been complaining that I have only updated 3 times in the past six months. maybe because i was busy gradumutating and other fun things. did you know I'm getting married? ;-)

anywho. time for the mega update. with actual knitting content. oh. that reminds me. forgot to take two pictures. hang on.

*muzak plays*

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back!
okay then. here goes.

Last night was an amazing time! tons of people, great yarn sales, good snacks, time to knit, meeting new people and chatting with old. so so much fun. my first ever experience of any sort of knitting group thingie. yeah.

It started with me travelling to the next train station over to meet up with Tucker to drag her into the city. i informed her of all the local LYS' and which were must-visits. also the location of the nearest Hobby Lobby for all her crafty needs. we are debating starting our own local knit group, even just in our houses and maybe just once a month. but just something we could do! because we had a blast the rest of the night!



and the back row is Kristen (purrl); and oh boy...i forgot her ID. was there with her hubby (?) and they were both a stitch to be around!!; next up is the darling April the Okie! she stated we needed a photo to prove to monkee we were in the same room at the same time. heh. bottom row is me, of course, and the lovely Tucker!

Kristen helped organize our Knitty meet-up there. we also met Celtic Coyote and her friend who doesn't post often. There were also regular Friday peoples hanging out and knitting, and then extra people since Stitches Midwest was going on this weekend. It was SO very cool to put faces to names!

not only was everything 20% off, there were yarns for $1. some were frou-frou Berocco and other things, but there were some cute balls of wool that Tucker and I were eyeing. But then Kristen walked up, "you girls ready?" and she dumps the most stunning colours of yarn in, and goes back and grabs more. we got first dibs because we were right in front of the rack, and then other people caught on to our excitement and flocked. so very cool!! and a while later, She walked by with a basket of other yarn that i had been looking at and said it was going in the $1 bin as well. i pounced again. i haven't bought yarn in months and months. just been gifted and swapped. and i couldn't very well leave it there for $1 each, could I???



lookit the bag o yarn i brought home! bigger than the knitting bag i took with!

what's inside?

YAK YARN!

Karabella Superyak. 50 yak, 50 merino and it is SO.SOFT. four skeins, 125 yds each. beautiful deep colour.

but see?

innerestin.

see this too?


mmmm. Lorna's Laces Dove. 80 wool, 20 cotton.


oh the green! it was so lovely I snatched up all i could. 165 yds each.


true view of the blue here....denim.

but look at them together!

so very nice! the pink is greatly varied, compared to the other two. they will go so well together. i'm thinking simple top-down raglan, striped. maybe slightly belled sleeves. according to Ann Budd i have more than enough yarn for a raglan for me. SO exciting! will do it top-down to use as much yarn as possible. yippee!

see???

amazing!

craptastic pics to follow!

nifty how this:


turns into this:


Matt wasn't too enthused. i said look, mister. you said we could knit flowers. it'll look really neat once it is finished (when i get wire and leaves and accents for his!) and i think it's great to have something to keep, especially for the parents and wedding party (and us!) as well.

today i also went to B&N and got the new issues of VK and IK. so many wonderful things! most especially the first pattern in VK. fair isle and cabeled long sweater coat. i want i want! thankfully i had already "read" IK online, since it was plastic wrapped with a little booklet gift. it's just scarves though. whoop-d-doo.

i also finished knitting Trellis during the knit party, but forgot pics. will seam, then find buttons and knit the collar. go me go! i love baby knits!

so hopefully this satisfies wee little monkee, off at camp for the weekend!

6 comments:

Laura said...

why doesn't my yarn store have sales like that?!

(Not that I can complain too much. Amylovie announces a sale--I tell her that I'm coming in to buy X and she grabs X off the shelf and holds it until I get there.)

Subhuman Superwoman said...

We definitely hit the mother-lode that night. My hubby was just amazed at how much yumminess I scored. It was great meeting you; look forward to knitting with you again.

Lissa said...

Cool wedding party idea - my fiance is making our flowers out of origami, or so he says. Must hound him about that...

Gina said...

Wow! Stellar savings.

Ceci said...

So jealous -- what a haul. :) And so very glad you're there to take care of our Tucker for us! Have a blast, baby (with all that yarn.)

Heatherly said...

OMGosh! what an incredible sale! definitely worth breaking a stash diet for!