Went to KDO
yesterday with a van load of knitters and had a great time. Due to reasons too boring to explain, I didn't get to take any classes, but decided to go anyway. So, hubby watched Buttons and I spent the day knitting, talking, and shopping the wonderful yarn in the market. Met mother and daughter owners of Kindred Spirit Yarn Studio
and really enjoyed the yarn and their helpfulness. I also learned the daughter (oops, forgot her name) is the designer for the undisclosed surprise pattern (it's lovely) in the newest Knitty
issue! I LOVED the yarn, so I bought some in a pumpkin color to make hubby a hat from this book
. It's called Schulana Merino Cotton 90 and it's soft enough for my guy. He. Cannot. Wear. Wool.
I bought this kit
from Susan Wolcott of Y2Knit
and can't wait to get it on the needles. I enjoyed meeting Susan and her very dry sense of humor. Susan introduced me to her daughter who was working there and I learned she was adopted from Korea. I'm always excited to meet other IA moms. I wonder if that changes once you've been an IA mom for a while. (Subject for a future post?)
My main goal was to buy some Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair
for a Button's stocking from this book
(Jester's Bells). Once the yarn was in my hands, I 'had
' to buy my first Addi Turbo needles
and cast on. I've been trying to decide which stocking to make for Buttons for well over a year now. Finally, I figured if it wasn't right for her, I'd use it for myself!
Being around knitters all day is a very lovely thing. They are kind, generous and passionate. It was, however, the longest time I've been away from Buttons. She was asleep when I left, asleep when I came back and I missed her so much. My hubby rocks, huh? (Must post about that, too.) Ok...too much blogging, not enough knitting...