Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Official Stitches Midwest 2006 Haul

[As always, please click to see the pictures larger]

First, the socks:

They are, from left to right, Fly Super Sport, Tess' Super Sock yarn, Blue Moon Fibers Socks That Rock in Scaponia, and a tencel/wool blend from Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farm. The yarn from Tess' and Blue Moon is not new to me. I've always wanted to buy something from Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farm, and now I have. The Fly Super Sport* is new, and was a bit of a find. It was in a small booth in a corner, but the colors were spectacular. I absolutely fell in love with this particular skein, and I couldn't leave it behind.

Here's a closer view:

Next, clockwise from the top: random cheap yarn for an undetermined project, Debbie Bliss Merino Aran for the Slip-Stitch Pullover from Sally Melville's Knit Stitch, Berocco Touche for one of two projects (possibly the Wedgewood Blouse by Norah Gaughan from a recent IK), and two skeins of Koigu for a pair of gloves.

Next, we have the lace projects: 2400 yards of Cherry Tree Hill Merino laceweight for an as-yet undecided project, two skeins of Blackberry Ridge Silky Merino for a lace pattern I got last year from Black Water Abbey, and one skein of Brooks Farm Limited Edition I (wool, silk and viscose), which I think I will make into a scarf-width Tendrils. It was another skein whose colors struck me.

And last, but not least, some bargain-basement Dale Heilo for the North Island Vest. It was a good thing that lady at the Yarn Barn helped us out because Gwen and I are not gifted in the color-picking-out area (at least, not yet).

Prepare to be subjected to multiple color schemes made with Stitch Painter.

So that's it! Mostly pre-project-determined, and not a mountain of sock yarn. Also, no crazy new hobbies like last year. Spinning silk hankies by hand? Not as fun and easy as it looks. Just sayin'.

*Contact info for the Fly Super Sport: it is dyed by Pat Fly at, (360)264-2030.


Teri said...

Nice haul! I'm hoping to see you there next year instead of living vicariously through you and Gwen.

knit chick said...

Nice finds at Stitches! It was great seeing all the STR in one place.

Jenn said...

I saw you Friday night but you were too far away to say Hi. Did you take any classes this year?