I’m feeling contrarian, and working backwards in time. Here’s Saturday first, Friday to follow. (Too much work on Sunday, no crawl!) Saturday’s crawl was solo for me. I only had a little time in the morning/early afternoon, and I wanted it to be efficient.
I started my day by dropping off some patterns at Twisted, which was full of happy knitters.
Anna Cohen was there with a trunk show for Imperial Stock Ranch. I hadn’t really checked out their yarns before; they are down to earth and woolly. I especially liked the roving, which is 2 strands of pencil roving used together. It’s fairly unspun (because it’s roving), and it knits up into a lofty wonder. I didn’t buy any yet; I have to think of something fun to knit with it so I can justify getting some. Yes, I’m still not stashing!
I loved the packaging on this Imperial Stock Ranch kit. It’s a needle felted necklace kit, so the sturdy clear plastic box lets you see the fiber and a great picture, and is wrapped with string…and a cowbell…that rings. Cute!
From there I went downtown to Urban Fiber Arts. I love Cindy’s focus on local products. Sharon from Stitchjones Mosh Pit was there with a trunk show. Lots of lovely yarn and fiber! Her crimson Glam Sock was calling my name, such a rich saturated red.
Duffy (FiberQat) was there with her wheel, spinning a beautiful merino/silk blend from Knitted Wit. I admired the colors, and then realized that they were the same colors as the Lacy Infinity Entrelac Infinity scarf I was wearing. No wonder I liked it.
I hung out and knit on my current secret project, in Knitted Wit’s Bling yarn. It was a Knitted Wit love fest for a bit!
I saw these beautiful yarn bowls there. They are larger than some of the ones I’ve seen before. Monica (MonicaPDX) and I decided that it would be cool to have a double wide bowl, with two places for yarn to come out, for fair isle knitting. We suggested it to Cindy. We’ll see if it happens!
And that was it for Saturday. Sunday was too busy to crawl. I’ll tell you about the five stops I made on Friday in the next post. Did you crawl? Where did you go? What did you get?