Monday, February 25, 2008

Not a lot to show for it!

I have indeed been knitting..madly, insanely, furiously....and happily...but well I either don't have anything quite complete or it can't yet be revealed! I'm working on a submission, finished my Knitscene design and mailed it off, have one of my Pomatomus socks done, slowly working on a long-ago-promised vest for my Brother-in-Law in New Zealand (it's summer there so I make myself feel less guilty by reasoning that he couldn't wear it right now anyway) and generally thinking about all the things I want to get around to designing!

One thing I can show are these satisfyingly quick to knit Maine Morning Mitts made for and requested by my nephew in Scotland whose 10th birthday I missed last week! He specifically wanted red and light blue stripes and I can see why....very Dr. Seuss-ish I think! If I had a need for such an item here in Fresno I'd make some for myself!


Another thing I have nothing to show for is the fact that I went to Stitches West this past weekend. I only went on Saturday (with my friend and neighbour Lori who did all the driving-thanks again Lori) and walked around for a few hours in a bit of an overwhelmed daze!
I've never attended something like this before....SO MUCH GORGEOUS YARN EVERYWHERE....I found it really hard to actually buy anything with so much choice...I did of course make some purchases but only after a lot of dithering around!

What was even more fun for me was getting to meet the "real" versions of some of the online folks I've met in cyberspace recently.....Jess and Casey of Ravelry were there and it was great to be able to thank them in person...they're sooo sweet and lovely too....I also met the warm and bubbly Mary heather Cougar of rainydaygoods who was helping out at the Rav booth.....and Romi, so serene and beautiful in person......and I was able to re-connect with some of the WEBS folks I had met when I lived out in Massachusetts, Hi again Cirilia (my beret model) sorry if I seemed spaced out when I spoke to you, think I'd reached my max overload at that point!

6 comments:

The Happy College Knitter said...

How jealous! Stitches west sounds like it was amazing! I like your fingerless mitts, very simple and cute :) Glad you're back!

Beth Armstrong said...

Love the mitts and I'm sure Ben will love them too! Glad you had a good time at the show and you managed some purchases - look forward to seeing what you come up with next! bx

Just call me Ruby said...

The mitts look fab. Love red and blue stripes as a combination. Always works.

Can't wait to see what you've been working on.

Ruby xx

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Kathleen said...

Ooo, I am so envious of all those who went to Stitches West. I've been reading all these blogs that have been talking about Stitches West. And GAAAH! I'm just too far away to get to functions like that! I have MAJOR FIBER ENVY. We want pictures of your haul of SW goodies!

mel said...

Wonderful! How exciting it will be to see you in knitscene :) Someday I will make it to Stitches, it sounds perfect, though I know I'd be completely overwhelmed!