"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

This little piggy went to the market...

aka baa baa black sheep have you any wool?

in which I reply, yes sir, yes sir, three bags FULL. (Jenifer, you were missed).

I'm back from my travels (finally) and recovered by going to Michelle's pre-festival sleepover/knit night. The whole crew was there! Amy, Wanda, Cathi, Stacey, Mishaele, Lesley, and Tami (who I didn't get to talk to much, sorry).

Cathi, damn her hide, has another FO.

We spent the evening excitedly eating, chatting, going through Michelle's stash, and enjoying Thomas' hosting skills. As you can see by Lesley's contented face, he makes a mean margarita!! Michelle and Thomas really put out the red carpet for us all,


making brownies, crudite, personal sized lemon cheesecakes, guac, chips (of the potato and tortilla variety), french onion dip, and other goodies!

Michelle's got it good...Thomas played uberhost so that she could have time to knit (instead of pouring us rounds and rounds of margs), and her kitty

Tamiflauge, kept us all entertained until she pooped out in the wee hours of the night.

Stacey, Amy, and Tami left, but the rest of us camped out on the couches and floor so we could get an early start on the FESTIVAL. We met up with Libby, Stacey, and Stacey's mom at Flatirons (for coffee and ATM action). Off to the market did all these piggies go!

We went on TWO rounds of splurging. Pre-snack, and post-snack. Here's one of us with our first taste.

Here's what the spoils of Cathi, me, Michelle, and Stacey's mom looks like in the back of the car.

And by the way? The apocalypse is coming. Really! Stacey spent a good portion of the knit night actually KNITTING on her OSW. Then, at the wool market, she bought NO yarn.

She's either the model of restraint and wonder, or the little chick's predictions were true about the sky falling.

We stopped in Lyons to fill our bellies and come down from our highs.

From left front to left back: Libby, Cathi, Mishaele, Stacey, and Stacey's mom.
From right front to back: Wanda, Lesley, Michelle.

Here's what I'm adding to my stash:

From upper left: a gift for my SP, cotton ease in candy blue(from Stacey's trunk), interlacements (two skeins), three skeins of Koigu, and two skeins of Brooks Farm Yarns.

The interlacements: blue/green skein is 8 ply ray/flax (16oz skein, 1200yds, 85% rayon/15%flax) and dyers choice (16 oz skein, 1325yds, wool/silk blend).

Brooks Farm: blue/green/purple skein is Four Play, 4 oz, 270yds, 4 plies of 50% silk and 50% fine wool.
blue/gold/purple skein is Primero, 100% kid mohair, 8 oz, 500 yds.

I'll be making 2 pairs of socks out of the KPPPM. Genius figured I could use the solid skein to do heels and toes, using the variegateds for the major portions. The primero of BFY will turn into a Charlotte, the Four play will be a relatively simple scarf to show off the yarn, and I have no plans for the interlacements.

I'm considering going on a YNBA until fall knitting commences... Unless there's a good sale somewhere.


Blogger Michelle said...

Awsome photos! What a hoot. See you again soon.

6/19/05, 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'm jealous os your stash enhancement. =0)

6/19/05, 1:57 PM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

OMG what fun! That margarita sure did look good:) the stashs and purchases were absolutely making me drool:) are you still making clogs lately? got 800 yds of wool that i will send ya if ya put it to good use:)

6/19/05, 8:42 PM  
Blogger Cathi said...

You know, I've been dreaming about your blue Interlacements skein ever since I saw it in the sunlight at Michelle's....so yummy. You did good.

6/19/05, 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Stacey said...

So...the end of the world, huh?! You crack me up, my whole family got a kick out of this entry! I still can't believe it myself...I keep remembering the Interlacements that I put away, but I'm ok with it. You'll never guess what was waiting for me when I got home?! Gift certificates to A Knitted Peace!! Whoo hoo!

6/19/05, 11:29 PM  
Blogger celia said...

Oh my! I love the purchases! I am so jealous. If you ever need someone to send it to, rememeber me :D

6/20/05, 4:28 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

Wow...sounds like fun. I am glad that I missed. I've decided I have too much yarn and I need to sell it off. Plus I need to pay for my damn license plates in 2 months and you know how Colorado likes to rip us off.

6/20/05, 8:11 AM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Wow, what fun! I'm especially so sad to have missed the Brooks Fiber Farm booth ... wah wah. Oh well, there's always next year (or the internet). Can't wait to see you guys soon -- J :)

6/20/05, 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

Well, I seem to have missed you. There were so many people there that it was hard to find anyone! I did see Mishaele so I should have asked her where you might be found!! I love the goodies you bought and I look forward to seeing what you create with them.

Happy Knitting.


6/20/05, 9:17 AM  
Blogger Nik said...

Let me know if you want my address so that you can send me some of that yarn you purchased.

I'd be happy to give it to you:)

6/20/05, 9:26 AM  
Anonymous AmyB said...

I love your purchases from the wool market! WOW! My mom and I milled around Brooks Farm for what felt like hours before making some decisions... like we'd better buy those lotto tickets. I'm interested to know what the interlacements flax-blend feels like. The luster is incredible! You are REALLY foraying into color now, girl!

6/20/05, 12:30 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

oh wow! fibery goodness. sounds like you all had such a wonderful time! i'm totally green.

6/20/05, 2:29 PM  
Anonymous your secret pal said...

Don't worry, I'll add at least a little bit to your stash! :)

6/20/05, 9:18 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Ooooh, girlfriend! I saw on Wanda's blog that you may be at Strawberry Tree this afternoon for the sale. I should be there around 5 to work. Hope to meet you then!

6/21/05, 8:29 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

What fun!! We have a Wool Fest coming up here this weekend. I'm still trying to fanagle my schedule so I can go down.
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