Saturday, October 30, 2010

Stitches East 2010

i remember not going last year. and that might have happened again. but i volunteered to unpack boxes for my LYS a few days before it opened. and got this handy-dandy-badge with my name on it. Barbara and Richard are the owners of Sit 'n Knit. and their booth included a large selection of Opal sock yarn. and the cutest dolls and clothes that you knit from from AK Traditions. in the past you had to order from Australia. now if you are interested you can just contact Barbara. here's what i got from other vendors. from Ruhama's the Santa Monica Wrap pattern which uses Kauni Effektgarn. a very cool yarn that i would like to work with soon. i got to meet these guys on unpacking night. their booth drew you in and kept you there. from Carol of Sunday Knits the Sunday Scarf pattern and red merino called Eden. her designs are simply beautiful. then i met the lovely Allison of The Knit Princess. Allison wrote a comic-book and was actually wearing a tiara. her Vol. 1 includes a pattern for a beanie-hat-with-knitted-on-tiara. which i want to make. my last purchase was from Mercedes from Kitchen Sink Dyeworks. i liked everything. her colors and her patterns. i wanted a yarn that would resemble a tiara and we decided on a grey fingering merino called Dexter. she also spins her work with small amounts of silver that really catch the light. Stitches East 2010 was held in the CT Convention Center. and i will probably go again next year.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rainbow Bundle and Single Wipers

the Rainbow Bundle has been won by Lynn. and for leaving a comment, some Single Wipers have been won by Gari, Joan, Susan, Shannon, Tine, and Patchwork Jenn. send me your mailing info and i will get them out to you.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jelly Roll Classic Sampler BOM

here's Block 7.those big brown points were not supposed to have a seam. but i didn't have the other recommended ruler. and temporarily forgot how to work around it. incidently that's why i skipped Block 6.

this is the Jelly Roll Classic Sampler BOM from The Quilt Room. the pdf files are no longer available from the website. but the pattern has been published in their new book. Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

thank you. and let's do it again.

a sincere thank you to all my blogfriends who have said such nice things about my Wavy Wipers. and for those of you who were curious about the DIY bundle. Rumi put together this extremely thankful post spilling the beans. other thank-you's go to Gari, Melanie, Andee, Kathie, Nanette, and many others. i like seeing something i made on someone else's blog. and it was thrilling to have sold a few bundles in my Etsy shop. i know that some of your friends did come over and take a look.

as an additional thank you i thought you might be interested in my Wavy Wiper pattern for beginners. i've always thought it a bit silly to write out every row. but my sister often wishes a pattern tells you more. maybe you feel that way too.

so. well. hmmm. what now. oh yeah. let's do it again. i made some rainbow wipers for Judy who is my talented-knitting-friend. so up for grabs is that same rainbow bundle. and one for the shop. leave a comment here and i'll pick a winner on Saturday. a winner has been picked.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Country Gatherings

Monday, October 11, 2010

i ♥ knitting

Everyday Cowl pattern by JCasa handmade.
1 skein of Noro Taiyo in color 08 found here.
i have been having little-girl-tantrums looking for this yarn in person. then finally gave up and purchased it online. this blend of mostly cotton & silk is perfect for me and for this time of year.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Jelly Roll Classic Sampler BOM

i used another charm to finish up the corners. there were many other choices. plenty jelly roll strips left. just felt the center fabric needed to be used again along the edges. here's Block 5.this is the Jelly Roll Classic Sampler BOM from The Quilt Room. the pdf files are no longer available from the website. but the pattern has been published in their new book. Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts.