Monday, August 25, 2008

And Classes Begin. . .

Today was the first day of classes. Yay, my fifth year. Yes, I said my fifth year. I am finishing up my run crew and working on a certificate in arts management/entrepreneurship. I came back yesterday instead of this morning. Waking up at 6 am would have killed me. =/ But, it meant that I had to leave Stitches early.
Talking about Stitches Midwest, below are two pictures of The Fold's booth. The first shows my yarn display, right in the front! And the second shows the rest of the booth and the STR before we were mobbed repeatedly.

Awesome Toni helping a customer.

This was the damage from the first day. We're not even going to go there. I was better this year though. I bought somethings I actually needed and also thought of what i could knit out of some yarns before grabbing them. yes, good Liz.

This was my greatest achievement, it is Malabrigo Sock Yarn!!! Yes, they were giving out samples to Ravelry members and you had to request it. Isn't it gorgeous? It's like heaven in a skein. 440 yards of superwash goodness!

I was also working on this sock part of the weekend, along with my dad's sock. The pattern for this is Groovy Sock by SockPixie and the yarn is Hazel Knits in Beach Glass. I also finished my Raptor's Tower socks, but the picture isn't uploaded yet. =/

Boy also started classes today and so far, so good. His roommate is apparently nice, which is fantastic. I'm just glad he's back in college and determined to finish this time. I get to see him this weekend!!! We're going to celebrate my birthday. Hopefully *crossing fingers* I'll get him for Thanksgiving, we'll see.
Also, there will be a huge destash soon, so stay tuned!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Less Than a Week to Stitches. . .

I was at Gencon, a gaming convention in Indianapolis, over this past weekend. I would have taken pictures if my camera were charged. . . oops? Anyways, before we went I finished dying up and skeining all of the yarn I will be taking to Stitches Midwest. There are about 120 something skeins. You can see some of my new colourways on the top. I really hope you guys like them. =)

While at Gencon, I walked around and knit most of the time. I got pretty far on my Raptor's Tower socks and started my sister's second sock. The cabling is basically done, except for one mistake that needs to be fixed.

The main draw for me at Gencon are the vendors, especially the artists. Jen and I walked around and found these awesome prints of "My Little Demons." I was and still am a My Little Pony's child and LOVED them!! I bought one for my sister for part of her Hannukah gift and these two pictured are mine. I couldn't resist LoL.

We also found a LYS in Indianapolis which was more like an unorganized warehouse than a LYS. It had tons of yarn, but the organization was horrible! It was messy and yarn was everywhere, sticking out of things and piled in laundry baskets, etc. I still bought some sock yarns and a skein of Malabrigo Chunky, which I have never tried before. There is also a skein of Aussie Sock ($12 for 400 yards!!!), a skein of Misti Alpaca sock yarn and 2 skeins of Regia Bamboo.

Last night I finally cast on my dad's socks for Hannukah. I'm farther than I thought I'd be for gifts. It'
it'll be nice to have them finished and knit for myself again, even though I have been knitting some for myself.

The sock club is definately going to happen and I hope everyone signs up. It'll be better than the last one with awesome new colourways, patterns (by the great and awesome Karen). There will also be great goodies included!
Boy and I both start classes next week, oh goodie. Hopefully I'll see him next weekend because I REALLY miss him. =/ Well, at least now we'll only be 1 1/2 hours apart instead of halfway across the country from eachother.

Monday, August 4, 2008

This is going to be a short post with lots of pictures. I'm tired and want to go to bed soon. I have been dying up lots of yarn for Stitches Midwest and even had to order more. I'm mainly dying yarn back in Rockford because I have things the next 3 weekends. I hope to see some of you guys there.
Talking about dyed yarn, the yarn below needs to go. I'll sell each skein for a low discount of $13. Each skein has 400+ yards and are all superwash. Message me if interested.

My otherorder of and Spunky Eclectic club packages were waiting for me when I got back to Iowa yesterday. I love the Handgefarbe colours and adore the Romney wool Amy sent. *drool*

While I was home I took a visit to The Fold and found this, a Blue Moon Fiber Arts skein of sport weight with 620 yards. I heard holiday gifts for Boy, my dad and brother. 620 yards!!! Yeah, it came home with me.

I have been knitting a lot lately. I have a plain vanilla pair in my Merino extra fine. The colourway is Raptor's Tower. You get 574 yards! I may have enough left over for another pair. Wow. . .

I am also trying to finish some of my holiday gifts before school starts. Ugh! Below is the first, yes still first, sock of my mom's Brigids. I love how they're turning out and the colour is perfect for her.

I have also changed to the handspun given to me by Sarah of The colourway is Tulips from Spunky Eclectics fiber club. I believe it is from 2007. The wool is corriedale and I LOVE how it feels. I wish it would stripe more, but oh well. She'll like them anyways,

It is now 6 days until I see Boy again. I miss him a lot. =/ I also miss Mac who is in Rockford staying with my parents while I'm gone for a few days. It's soo lonely here. =(

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