Stitches just ended, so it is time for a blog post!
First, let me acknowledge that I didn’t do an FO round up for 2014. I looked at how many things I had finished and the number was depressingly low so I didn’t want to rehash it. Alas. I did declare my skirt to be finished and I wore it today, the last day of Stitches. I didn’t get a good shot of it in action, or any shot of it being worn, actually. I liked wearing it and I got lots of compliments so I am calling it a success even without an FO photo.
My rule at Stitches this year was that I couldn’t buy sweater quantities of yarn, since I have not finished a sweater in… I was going to say two years but it looks like I haven’t finished a successful sweater for myself since 2010. How depressing! I did finish three other sweaters that I gave away but those don’t count. Do they? Maybe they do. In any case, no sweater quantities of yarn for me!
I started off with yarn from RedFish.
I am going to make Color Affection with these three colors.
The fourth green was rejected as too close to the grey by all of my knitting friends. I can’t say I disagree but I loved that color so I kept it. I will find something else to do with it.
Followed by a non-knitting purchase of two cups from Jennie the Potter.
Only one is pictured here because the other is in the dishwasher already.
A project bag from Knerd.
How true this is!
New Signatures and some notions.
I rounded up Thursday’s market preview shopping with a scarf from Miss Babs.
I might be in love with this.
Yesterday I purchased some cotton tape yarn from DanDoh.
I already started a project with it!
And today I fell down at WEBS and ended up with another skirt project.
I was $12 away from 20% off so I grabbed these two for free basically.
I think they will be a slinky cowl.
Last, but certainly not least, Lisa and I are splitting these three cones for a cowl.
The booth that had this had a gorgeous cowl out of five colors, but we compromised and got three.
I also took a market session class on crocodile stitch.
It’s an interesting crochet stitch. I think I will take the teacher’s advice, though, and work it in much smaller yarn for actual wear. It was pretty stiff in this worsted yarn on an H hook.
I had a good time, as usual, visiting with knitting friends from near and far and now my head is full of new project ideas! I should start by finishing one of my old projects, though.