I will start by saying that I was so excited, I forgot to take pictures of most things. But, I will do my best to describe what I was feeling. How can you put "ridiculously excited at every minute" into words. The words just cannot contain the emotion. Between seeing old friends, making new ones, looking at all the pretty yarn colors, finding new knitting accessories, and meeting designers of things that I actually knitted, I was floored.
First things first. I had to meet up with my core knitting group, the Knatural Purls. We are a fun bunch who celebrate our love of knitting and love (and sometimes war) with having curly hair. As beautiful as it is, it can be a lot of work to keep the hairstyles in great shape. I'm glad to ha the support system. Another big topic of discussion.....finding the perfect hat for all of this hair. More on that later.
The first booth I made a purchase at was The Dancing Sheep. I saw a bag that had a corresponding fabric to a bag I made a few years ago, and just had to have it.
Look at how happy the little bag is in it's new home.
Then, I walked past Biscotte & Cie and couldn't resist making a purchase. Their sock kits are fun and gorgeous. I also love their self striping color ways.
I ended up purchasing a pattern with owls on a tree and another with fish under the sea. I ran into a small problem with my bank card being super protective of my account. They didn't want to let the transaction go through because the company is from Quebec. I guess they though my card ran away to Canada for the weekend. So, I pulled out my American Express Serve card, which I preload with funds for yarn purchases (yes, I have a card for yarn...don't judge). The transaction went through. Lovely! It pays to be smart about your finances. I later called the bank and sorted everything out with my card.
My last yarn purchase was at Dragonfly Fibers. I had such a tough time picking a color. But, these spoke to me. I also figured that it was a limited edition, being that it is a Sock Summit color. So, I had to have it.
The next day I got to live one of my dreams. I met the owners of Malabrigo at a trunk show at La Casita. I was thrilled. I have been in love with Malabrigo ever since I first laid hands on it, and I was so happy that they decided to show at my favorite yarn shop in Brooklyn.
Here I am in their lovely "Sunset Park" scarf, designed specifically for their book Rasta in Brooklyn. It's so warm and fluffy.
This time I am wearing Gowanus and Tawana is wearing what I think is Lineal from Malarigo Book Four. This is actually size small. I usually knit a medium, but bulky yarn has a tendency to expand, so it was a perfect fit.
I really want this sweater.
Here are the lovely people that make it all happen. There were hugs all around. I tried to speak my best spanish and she tried to speak her best english, and we were able to discuss our love for this beautiful yarn. She was amazed when I showed her all of my ravelry pics of past Malabrigo projects. The love for this yarn spans years.
So, that means it is time to present the yarn for the next project. I am going to make a hat and cowl set for my friend Judith. She chose chunky yarn in the Polyvoriento colorway. She doesn't know how quickly you can fall in love with Malabrigo. She will find out soon enough.