Sunday, April 26, 2009
too much tempation
Had to leave the Knitter's Frolic after only two hours - there was way too much temptation! Arriving early was a good plan; there was a huge crowd lined up at the entrance within hours. And some of the handpainted colourways were selling out fast! Congratulations to the Downtown Knit Collective for a great event.
First purchase? Two skeins of naturally dyed superwash merino sock yarn from Trish of Indigo Moon. The best yellow I've ever seen. And luckily, there were only 2 skeins left of her Starlight handpainted wool; not enough for the world's most expensive baby blanket.
Next purchase? Four skeins of handpainted yarn by Dream In Color. I came across this pattern for a baby blanket through Ravelry and can't wait to cast on.
Last purchase? Three balls of Louisa Harding silk. Little Clara was born at the side of the highway in her parent's Prius after they were told they were too early and were sent home from hospital. I'm planning a little sundress in pink and white.
At home I was almost able to finish the body of my top down toddler sweater before wild weather hit. High winds, lightning and funnel clouds. All's well in our little house, but the light of the candles through the several hours of power failure wasn't enough to knit by.