So either October 20 or 21 I will be driving to the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY with my local knitta (and crochet) girls. Who from my blogosphere will I be seeing there? I think we are leaning toward Oct 20 but I’m not 100% sure yet.
The next question is how insane will I get buying yarn. I’ve been really good this year and am even shrinking the yarn mountain! I know! Will wonders never end? BUT so…much…yarn…may…lose….control….urgh. Maybe I should take bets on how much I spend….
I have absolutely nothing to talk about so I pose a question to all my readers.
Where you at? I’m curious what countries and states/provinces/counties/whatever are represented here. Be as vague as you want, I will.
I’m representing eastern New York state! (no, not New York City).
Leave a comment!
Made by Hand is starting up again. This year we’re knitting, crocheting, quilting, and sewing for homeless shelters and women’s shelters. Check it out at http://madebyhand.wordpress.com and join in!
Web site: http://www.knitpicks.com/
In the pipeline is the Irish Diamond Shawl from Folk Shawls, but since I went on a HUGE yarn shopping spree I didn’t want to buy more yarn. More expensive yarn, that is. So I went to Knit Picks.
I’ve heard very good things about the company and I was not disappointed. I ordered 11 skeins of Gloss, did the dance of free shipping happiness, and waited like 5 minutes. Then I started searching for some acrylic yarn on a whim and found Sparkles. I’ve been looking for a ladder yarn but couldn’t stomach the prices I’ve been seeing. The cheapest I could find was around $5.00. I was a mite bit upset because I had placed an order and 6 skeins at $2.99 would mean I would not hit the minimum requirement for free shipping. Have I mentioned I’m cheap?
So I decided to call Knit Picks to see if it could be added to my order. I spoke with a very lovely lady who pleasantly added the order to the list and gave me the updated price. Done. A week later, I gots me some yarn in the mail!
The Gloss is amazingly soft and the Sparkles is…um…ladder yarn, but pretty ladder yarn. My order was exact and quick, so I give them two thumbs up. Or two needles up. Or something like that.
Pattern: My own.
Yarn: Sugar & Cream in cream and Butterfly Mercanized Cottom in brown
Needles: k hook
So I had leftover yarn and made a potholder. It’s not perfect (if you look on the right edge, there’s a bit of a bulge. Yes, my potholder has a “package” or a butt, either one). But it’s my first and I like it. I have enough yarn to make a second so at some point it will be made.
I worked on this in one afternoon during our NJ trip. I’m amazed that it worked up so quickly!
Because we weren’t home, I didn’t have an actually potholder to compare to so it’s a bit huge. But huge can be good. Hopefully huge means I won’t burn myself too often. Then again, I am a klutz so who knows.