Sunday, September 18, 2011
ToolMan and I made it to the Pearl District for the Refresh Your Stash sale at Urban Fiber Arts. I was surprised at how much people brought in, and at the low prices!
The shop looks so nice with the new slat wall; it shows off the skeined yarn so nicely!
I didn't put any stash up for sale, but I did manage to find some lovelies to come home with me. I think all this case from Cindy's personal stash!
I got a kit from Knit Picks for a fair isle bag; I won't make the bag, but I will use the 23 balls of wool yarn for other projects. And ToolMan picked out a couple skeins of ShiBui and Lorna's Laces for sideways socks. And I found a nice skein of Plymouth sock yarn in blues/greens for me.
Speaking of ToolMan's sideways socks, I finished up the Forest Fog pair. Here they are on the arm of the couch before being grafted.
In that gray/green heather, it looks like someone killed eels and left the skins laying around. Or giant slugs. Definitely not attractive.
After finishing up the socks, I knocked out another hat for Lincoln Street School. This one is the Katmandu hat from Knit One, Knit All. Definitely a fun knit; this was two evenings, start to finish.
And then I knit up yet another pair of sideways socks for ToolMan. Yes, I really like this pattern; it goes so fast! He's worn the Cinnamon Toast and Forest Fog pair once each since the weather turned cool this week.
I wasn't sure if he'd like the black/gray striped ones and thought I might wind up with them, but when they were done, he said they were his favorite so far; he likes the way the stripes change due to the decreasing and increasing.