I had the best day yesterday. A visit to a yarn shop and then the afternoon filled with knitting friends, yarn, great converstion, knitting and finished objects! The only way that day could have gotten any better was if some magic elves had cleaned my house and did my laundry while I was gone. 🙂
I had some acquistions a couple of weekends ago but it got lost in the weekend of Lexi’s emergency vet visit. (She’s MUCH better btw.) A couple of us made the last minute decision to run down to the DFW Fiber Festival. It was the first time I’ve attended that festival. It was small but had enough that I’d go again. The main draw for me was Madeline Tosh. Brooks Farm was also in attendance and The Shabby Sheep had a booth so packed full it was difficult to maneuver! lol I also caught a peek at Franklin Habit. He was walking by while I was sitting on a bench waiting for the others. He’s a very cute man! Anyway, this is what I bought at the Festival:
Two skeins of Madeline Tosh Sport weight in the Baltic colorway. I really really wanted some Sock but there was none to be had on Saturday. All of it had sold out on Friday. 😦 I also bought some colorful stitch markers but that was it for my festival purchases. We went to the Woolie Ewe later. And this is where I acquired this yarn:
Three skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in the Bittersweet colorway. Yeah, I know…it has PINK in it but ever since I saw this colorway used in the model Clapotis on Knitty I’ve loved it. So I now have some! Yay!
I also bought this:
This is two skeins of Ella Rae Lace in a near solid WARM red! While I am always attracted to variegated I don’t always like the ‘busy’ pattern it makes. Solids are almost too boring while knitting even if I do love the end result. A near solid, well it gives enough interest while knitting that I keep on just to see the shade differences and I always LOVE the result.
Yesterday Marjie and I made a trip to GY and I picked up this yarn:
Three skeins of Malabrigo Worsted weight in the Lettuce colorway. My plan is to knit a wrap version of Anne Hanson’s Totally Autumn Afghan.
I also saw the Ababa Scarf on Ravelry and had to run buy a skein of this:
It’s going to be exciting watching that ball of yarn become a scarf.
So what am I working on now? A Lacy Baktus with Madeline Tosh Sock I picked up in Tulsa last month:
Not too far yet, as I mentioned awhile back I lost my mojo for a week or so. I finally have this pattern committed to memory so hopefully it will sail along now.
I’ve been sewing the past couple of weekends and needless to say this house is not clean. I took a break to write this post and now the house is calling to me again. Oh well, I will make sure to get some knitting time this afternoon. I hope everyone has a great weekend with this gorgeous weather and that you manage to have some peaceful knitting time too!