Sunday, February 10, 2008

PA Knit & Crochet Festival

Yesterday my friend Debbie and I went to the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival. The ride was nice, a little over two hours. The Garmen Streetpilot 550 got us there without a hitch. There were 40+ vendors. One of them even had Angora bunnies for sale. No I did not come home with a bunny, but that doesn't mean that I didn't think about it. Now onto the stash enhancements. What's inside the bag you ask?

First up is some malabrigo (color 135 Emerald) that I purchased from Uncommon Threads. I think that I may use it to make another Cherie Amour. I really love the color. I also bought a single hank of malabrigo (color 20 Cypress) to make Koolhaas.

Next, I bought some Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist (colors 1008 & 0100) from Fiberworks (Dayton Ohio). I will be using it to make the Deep V Argyle Vest. This yarn is soooo soft and each hank is 549 yards. The color of the blue in the picture is not accurate. It's more of a gray blue.

My next purchase was from Brooks Farm. They had so many beautiful yarns it was hard to choose. I decided to purchase two hanks of Acero (color Maritime -I think) and the Magic Shawl pattern. I'm going to make this for my grandmother for Christmas.

Next, I stopped at Bloomin Yarns and I decided I needed to purchase a bag to carry my purchases. I could not resist the Sweet Life bag by Amy Butler (Ashbury - Pewter). The ladies working the booth were a lot of fun. I would like to take a road trip out to there shop some time.

Victoria's House of Needlework was my next stop. I purchased two colors of pace sock yarn. I'm going to use this to make Eunny's Endpaper Mitts. I'm excited, I can't wait to start these.

Finally I stopped at Cultured Purl. I bought a pattern to make four different types of animals. There is an elephant, lion, zebra and a giraffe. You can use almost any yarn but the samples they had made up were out of Noro blossom. I have some in my stash and I had no idea what I was going to use it for until now. Also, I purchased a knit kit to make a sirdar baby sweater. The yarn is Sirdar Snuggly baby bamboo (color 133). I don't know if it was the yarn or the baby on the pattern that convinced me to buy it.

Debbie also made some really nice purchases. She bought a lace blocking kit and some yarn for a shawl from Knitting Notions. They had some beautiful shawls knit up with their yarn. All in all it was a very nice trip and I'm now officially cut off from making any more yarn purchases. I'm glad that we went yesterday because this is what it looks like outside today.


Michelle said...

A nice haul you got yesterday! I have that same sweet life bag! My pups got it for me for Christmas LOL! I love it and get compliments on it everywhere it goes!

amanda said...

Very nice purchases...LOVE that bag!!!