Saturday Sky and the Loot
First off just let me say, if you sorry if you stopped by earlier and could not get on. I’m not sure what happened. It was some sort of server problem. I did some tinkering. Don’t know if it’s something I did or it just got done, but it seems all cleared up now.
It rained overnight and was hot, muggy, and cloudy most of the day. It did finally clear up later, but it stayed hot.
So, I did get to play with my loot a little bit, but mostly I spent the day with DH. He’s been working a ton on a big project he has going on and we haven’t gotten to just hang for a while. We just ran some errands and had a big lunch, but it was nice.
Onto the loot. First off I love, love, love this little book.
This book has not gotten near enough press and it is the cutest book. I also met the author and she is very nice. There are some great new concepts in the book and new designs. There is also some great kitty things I will be making for the feline members of this family. However, I have to tell you all a new little canine member may be joining our family soon. So, there will be some special knitting for her. All will be reveled in time, but when I say little, I mean little.
This will be the first thing I knit from this book. Isn’t it adorable.
One of the things I love about these shows is the plethora of patterns. They knit up awesome samples to touch and examine, so you can make your own. They also have such variety and all of the new things.
Now I really liked this one regardless if she looks like Nancy Reagan or not.
I think Mom would look fantastic in this sweater. I don’t know about this year, but maybe next. She has other “I wants” on her list. I also loved the raglan cabled sweater, you don’t see that much.
Finally there was the must have shawls and this delightful pretty shawl/sweater combo (on the far right), which I think would be gorgeous in an oatmeal or off white.
One of the things that seemed to be plentiful as this festival was indie dyers, which let me just say was a blast. I found many, many things that could’ve gone home with me, but I was totally in love with Gales Art booth. She does these crockpot random batts that were super reasonable. She is a really nice person too. These were just super fun and I can’t wait to spin them up. So all in all, I stayed on budget, which was good and I had a great time.