Sunday, October 31, 2010

Stitches Stash Enhancements

This was my first visit to Stitches and WOW! It was very exciting! My DH had provided the opportunity to go, along with an overnight at a local hotel.

Since you have already seen what I was wearing, let us move is the obligatory 'Welcome to Stitches' photos from the Connecticut Convention Center:
It was then off to market! There are no photos allowed on the trade show floor. However, take my word, it is BIG!
Let me get a list of what you see.
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Luscious Silk in Copperline, 350 yards
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread 2 in Lenore, 1125 yards
Lisa Sousa Sylvie in Sapphire, 750 yards
Cherry Tree Hill Yarn Organic Cotton in Summer Sky, 1750 yards
Kollage Creamy in Turquoise Sea, 200 yards (2)

Le Petit Pont by IrishgirlieKnits
Rippling Water Socks
Bellingrath: Shawlette & Sock SEt by IrishgirlieKnits
Fairhope by Dolce Handknits
Blossom Street Collection Book 2

Sassafras earrings & keyring
Signature Needles US 6, 24 inch circulars
Biased Knitter T-Shirt
Knit Whits Ripley Hat Pattern & Yarn
*Christmas gift for someone who reads blog!

Stay tuned next time to see who I was able to get my picture taken with!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

On the road to Stitches

I needed something to wear. I'm not talking clothes, since if you talk to my DH, I have plenty...I needed a knitted item to wear.

My prior hand knits had all been worn previously. I really wanted to wear something new...however, time to Stitches was ticking!!

Off to the stash...nothing was really striking my fancy. However, I found a cake of beautiful Periwinkle Sea Silk from Handmaiden on my craft table. I thought it would be perfect!!

The problem....this cake was attached to my Ishbel. Remember it's last state of being:

It wasn't going well. I made the decision to cut the cake from the Ishbel. Somehow the black cloud over this project vanished.

This yarn was meant to be turned into my new project for Stitches.

Off to Ravelry. The pattern I had in mind was Icing by Samantha Roshak.

I had a few days to pull this pattern was going to be so close. I decided to take the day off before our trip to Stitches to make sure I would have plenty of time to finish and block it.

As you can see I finished it!

Off to Stitches I go.

Stay tuned for stash enhancements tomorrow!

Pattern: Icing by Samantha Roshak
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk 150g
Colorway: Periwinkle
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony US 7
Mods: Added ~75 rows to center section

Sunday, October 24, 2010

5 more sleeps until Stitches

and I'm so excited!! I've been making a list, checking it twice...

Actually you can find a fabulous market map with vendor names here.

Will I see you there?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Guess what is finished?

laNovia is blocking.

Details next post with a better photo!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

laNovia 2

I'm in love with this pattern. It is all I've been knitting for the past few days.

Frock camisole....what frock camisole?

Monday, October 4, 2010


I do really enjoy working with lace yarn. Lorna's Laces Pearl is one of my favorites.

This is my laNovia by the lovely Anne Hanson. The colorway is Zombie BBQ. Hopefully I can get a better picture of the pattern next time as it is so pretty!

I can not wait to finish this as I have the perfect color green shirt to wear this with!

Yes, I'm still plugging along on my Frock Camisole. Why does it always seem that the last 2 inches of any project take forever?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Frock Camisole so close....

I'm so close to finishing the Frock Camisole. It really seems that the last 3 inches is taking me so long!
We also picked up our CSA share. Unfortunately, we could not pick up our share last week, so we received a double share this week! I can't wait to cook up those Cortland & Macintosh pie, apple crisp, baked apple, apple turnovers, apple fritters....

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stash Enhancements

So, did you figure out what yarn I just enhanced my stash with?
SOCK CANDY from Blue Moon Fiber Arts!

Colorways from left to right: Scheherazade, Glory, Lapis, Plum Crazy, Lagoon.

I was thrilled to learn that Tina was bringing this yarn base back for a limited time to hand paint it. As per her website, she is looking into having it mill dyed at some point.

I had such a hard time deciding on what colors to purchase, so I initially purchased the two on the left. Then, I went back and added 3 more.

When I purchase yarn I have a general idea of what I'm going to make, like a shawl, hat, scarf, or socks etc. However, I'm not sure what I'm going to make with these yet. Time will tell!

The weather is finally beautiful here (instead of blowing rain like it had been all week) so I'm off to spend some time outside.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Enough rain already!

It has been raining here all week. I was hoping it would be a better weather day today, since I received my latest yarn stash 'enhancements'!

I'll have to take photos and show you tomorrow.

Until then, here are some hints:

Hand Painted
400 yards


Just to keep this a blog with photos, here is what the DH and I have been eating this week. YUM!