Sunday, November 09, 2008


Since it is to be somewhere else next year… I went out with a bang!

Brenda and I went up on Friday and took one of the Market Session classes on socks. We almost missed it as we both got caught up in the frenzy that is Woolstock Yarn Shop - the place with the bins of full bags of yarn at mostly 50% off. I bought a full bag of Lana Grossa Royal Tweed in a pretty strawberry color.

We literally dropped and ran to the front and slid in 15 minutes late. We caught up and the little session on heel turning was very informative. Maybe DH will finally get his socks.

Here's the "haul":

Rick Rack 105

Rick Rack from Interlacements. I have regretted NOT buying it the last two years. I really want a shawl or throw out of this.

Louet Gems Gypsy Rose

Louet Gems in a gorgeous colorway - Gypsy Rose. I walked past this twice… and ended up purchasing it in the final 10 minutes - what they called "roadrunner shopping".

Kauni EQ

Kauni 8/2 EQ. I have wanted this forever! Something about the rainbow effect. It will be the Swallowtail Shawl. Just like the sample at The Yarn and Fiber Company's booth.

MMMMMalibrigo Damask Rose

MMMMMMalabrigo. I was a Malabrigo virgin. No longer.

MMMMMalibrigo Damask Rose

Royal Tweed 37 3015

This is the Royal Tweed and the Greenwich patern from Dolce Handknits. Kim was wonderful to talk to. And I am almost finished knitting her Amherst pattern. Very easy to follow patterns.

Royal Tweed  for Greenwich


And a button from Annie's Sweet Handspun. She had beautiful yarns and sweaters - but the buttons caught my eye.

Fiesta Rayon Boucle Starburst Pink Champagne and Poppies

Couldn't resist these at WEBS. 50% off, they will become little shoulder shawls for the holidays. Nice little sparkle.

Jojoland Melody MS29 dyelot 005

This was another "Quick, before they shut off the lights!" purchase. 3 balls of Jojoland Melody Superwash. I've seen the Swirl Shawl many times at many booths. I bought this from Knitting Software - nice yarn, even if they don't yet have a sweater version for Mac.


And, of course, who could resist the beautiful baskets from Maendeleo. They were everywhere on the market floor. This one had to come home with me.

It was a good day! I will sorely miss it next year.