Here is my yarn mountain!
My purchases consist of the following yarns:
5 skeins of Creatively Dyed Woodbrook "Patrice"
5 skeins of Creatively Dyed Woodbrook "Laity"
5 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted "Amoroso"
5 skeins of Malabrigo Silky Merino "Amoroso"
1 skein of Socks that Rock Mediumweight "Muckity Muck"
1 skein of Socks that Rock Mediumweight "Backstabber"
I have been speaking with Dianne of Creatively Dyed via Ravelry messages for about a year, and it was such a pleasure to finally meet her in person. She is a hard-working woman, and always with a smile on her face. I admire her drive, and how far her one-woman-show yarn company has come. I bought her Patrice colorway with Rosamund's Cardigan in mind, then saw Laity and thought "I don't know what I am gonna make with it yet, but this color is too nice to put back on the rack". I am going to make something that is not too busy with intricate stitches so the beauty of the hand-dyed colors can show through. How do you think Francis Revisited will look variegated?
I totally fell in love with the Amoroso colorway of Malabrigo. The color has been difficult for me to find at my LYS as well as the online store that I usually shop at, so when I saw it at the Uncommon Threads booth I grabbed ALL OF THEM. I am going to use the Silky Merino to make the February Fitted Pullover and the Worsted to make Vaila. I saw many February Lady Sweaters this year as well as last year. However, I feel that a fitted sweater would be more flattering on me. Lo and behold, I saw that it was one of the recently published patters the night before I went to Rhinebeck. Yippee!!! I have a feeling that will be my November project.
My sock yarn will be used to make a pair of gloves to match my Crofter's Cowl and Cabled Beret. Here is a finished picture of the Cowl. I didn't have time to block it, but who cares? It's warm and soft, and I love it.
There was much fun to be had. I spent the weekend with Yvonne, Mary Beth, Deborah, Misa, and Kim. We were laughing the whole way through.
I also managed to run into a bunch of my friends from various knitting groups throughout New York.
Me hangin with Tina from Sit N Knit. I saw her at the Socks That Rock Booth. She had an affinity for Muckity Muck as well.
Me and my birthday twin Jeanine. No, I am not gonna tell you how many years apart we are.
Me and Tawana. My first CPH buddy!
Hangin' with Cleo at the Ravelry Meetup.
The Whatchamacallits! Jeanine, Norma, Marta, Ayana, RosiG, Tawana, and Ann-Margaret.
Me and Ysolda "Bob" Teague.
Misa finished her Monkey Sock at the Ravelry Party. Yay!!
Adding to the list of FO's.... Here is my Springtime Bandit. Funny how it matches my hair.
So, what's on the needles now?