YPF - Visiting Knitty Edition
|Last Wednesday (the 8th, not the 15th), I got to add another name to the list of nifty Knittyheads that I've met in person. The lovely jpknits was in town with family, and sent me a message on Tuesday that she had a little time before her flight on Wednesday, and would I like to meet up for lunch and a little yarn-fondling. She'd heard my raves about StitchDC, so she wanted to check it out. Happily, I was indeed available, and we met up for a lovely time. We both picked up a couple of things while we were there, and then we headed over to Banana Cafe (where I take everyone if possible), where she treated me to lunch and margaritas (Thank you again, sweetie!!).|
First, some lovely Scarlet Fleece Silk & Ivory in a color that I have loved since I found it way back when Maryanne and I went to StitchDC - "Olives and Pimento":
Oh, that seems like an odd way to sell it? Well, that would be because I didn't get a picture of it before I cast on and turned most of it into this:
Knit and Tonic's Dream Swatch (That's a .pdf), which I finished in a matter of a couple of days, have worn twice, and am already planning to make more of. For an action shot or two, check out Carrie's recount of the adventures from this Wednesday. (There will be future yarn pr0n from that trip in coming weeks)
I also picked up some sock yarn, originally planning something for my SP, but the more I look at it, the more I think it might be a little too contrasty for her tastes. So... erm... yeah. It'll be something for me. Heh. It's Scarlet Fleece Painted Merino in "Red Velvet Waters".
And it's been a week for big ego boosts for me. While we were in Williamsburg on Wednesday, Maryanne picked up some Claudia's Handpaints in the same colors as my Chevron Scarf to make one of her own, and this morning Amanda informed me that she was ordering some of the Silk & Ivory in the same color as mine to make her own Dream Swatch after seeing mine at DuClaw last night. People think I have good taste in yarn! :D
Well, once Kris gets home from work, we're off to help Roxy celebrate her birthday this evening. Have a great weekend everyone!