Monday, September 14, 2009

And Off I Go!

Stitches Midwest has come and gone. I am catching my breath and preparing for my next big adventure today. I’ll be meeting up with my hubby this evening for a get-away in Las Vegas. I’m sure you are wondering if I showed the proper restraint around the sock yarn. The answer is “it’s complicated” LOL. Actually I did pretty well, but a couple other types of yarn might have twisted my arm a bit and charmed my credit card right out of my wallet. But before I get to my haul, I just wanted to talk about my class. I took the class called Argyle Socks in the Round with Suzann Thompson and boy did my brain get a work out! The class was excellent. The technique was completely different than what I expected, but I was up for the challenge. The best way I can describe it is as sort of an entrelac-meets intarsia sort of thing happening. But anyway, here is a look at my partial sock. I had quite a few reversal episodes in class so I didn’t get it any farther than this, but I did go home and practice it some more with some different yarn and I think I have it down now.
The rest of stitches left me quite inspired; from the beautiful Jane Slicer-Smith book that was introduced during the opening session to the wonderful garments modeled by the students at the banquet. It was a full and busy weekend! So here’s what I bought:
From the top left; a sock pattern; a skein of Buffalo Gold, 2 skeins of Kauni yarn (see credit card charming) (I couldn’t pick between these colors), free pattern for a Kauni shawl; two heel and toe skeins of sock yarn from Miss Babs (see “it’s complicated”); one skein of lace weight from creatively dyed (see arm twisting); three mini skein’s of Planet Earth Fiber beaded yarn (bling!); buttons from Gail Hughes; Signature sock needles (size 1.5); highlighter tape, a sheep yarn bobbin w/ mini sock and mitten pattern; and the book “7 Things that Can Make or Break a Sweater” by Margaret E. Fisher (autographed). There’s also a really nice needle gauge that is already in my gadget bag. Whew! That’s a few more things than were on my list, but I tried.
And just in case you were wondering, the kitties have figured out that I’m leaving them….
I’m off to see my sweetie! Happy Knitting
Nana

2 comments:

KnitNana said...

Wow! That's a lot of charming...
;)
Have a wonderful time with hubby, the cats will forgive you for leaving once you get back...sorta.
After a fashion.
In their own time.
(((hugs)))

bobbi said...

hi,
sorry it took so long to get this info. to you
the yarn shop i was telling you about in Ga. is called "Knitch" and it's in virginia Highlands
hope you get a chance to check it out some day, it is a great shop.