Sunday, August 7, 2011

Did you know?

Did you know that when I said I would catch up this weekend, I hadn't yet heard that I was able to move off the waitlist for Anne Hanson's Sweater Fitness class at A Verb for Keeping Warm on Saturday? More on that, but essentially, I didn't catch up. Oops.  I'm going to attempt to catch up a bit with this post.  Here goes...

Did you know that there were sheepies at Sock Summit?



And super-fast knitters? The wonderful Deb Barnhill won (she's on the right next to Stephanie).


And lots of friends that I wish I had had more time to hang out with. Note, these pictures were all taken after the market closed on Sunday. How we all survived I just don't know?






Did you know that inside this voodoo donut guy is raspberry jelly....hehehhe?


Did you know about these two, new-to-me, awesome indie dyers?

Little Red Bicycle Penny Farthing Sock, in colorway Ethereal.  Isn't it just gorgeous?  I had wanted to make sure to stop by this lovely booth because Didi, the super nice dyer behind Little Red Bicycle, lives just about 30 minutes away from me.  Uh-oh!

This is a gorgeous skein of Alpha B Yarn Luxe B.  It is one of the yarns that Debbi knit her gorgeous new pattern Lucy with.

Did you know that Anne Hanson and Cookie A. are pretty awesome?  I know, I know.  You knew.  I knew too, but it was so nice to hear them speak about their design process on Friday evening.  Plus I was able to catch up a bit more with Katharine, another fabulous teacher from Sock Summit.



Did you know that I have never knit an adult sweater that is not knit from the top-down in one piece?  But after Anne's fabulous class and looking through her gorgeous sample knits...





I think I'm ready to take the plunge!! Sprossling here I come! Now I just need to find some Plucky Primo for it! Yeah, so should have figured this out before Sock Summit as I don't have a sweaters worth of Primo in my stash! But I think I can change that!

I hope you all have had an awesome weekend! I know I have!!

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

I only bought two yarns, and it looks like we shopped together! The red Alpha B Luxe came home with me, too. And I bought some Penny Farthing Sock (a megaskein) from Little Red Bicycle, colorway Fathom (marine-y blues verging on green). Great minds think alike!

cockeyed said...

We need to work on our sweaters together! What great fun. The best time I've had in a long time! XOXO

dianne said...

Your swatch looks great! I have a Sprossling on the needles right now myself. The seaming makes me a little nervous, but I'm sure it'll be fine.

Susan Moskwa said...

Wasn't Little Red Bicycle gorgeous!!? I sense a skein of Cthulhu in my future...

Deborah said...

Thanks for sharing so much of the experience. Between you and Michele, I'm at high risk of buying from Little Red Bicycle!

marilynknits said...

I'm glad to had you had fun at Sock Summit and enjoyed Ann's class. My boyfriend and I stopped by AVFKW on Saturday at around lunchtime. It's too bad I missed seeing you.

Jocelyn said...

Oooh you met Didi too! I have a skein of Vixen (rich red!) pre-ordered from her so hopefully bow that she is back from SS I will have the skein soon.

I can't blame you for not being able to catch up with the blog, you must still be processing everything that happened in those 4 short days.

Sarah always looks so cheerful! All that Plucky in one place....oooh, my wallet would not have been safe.

Carol said...

Hi Carrie!!! Sock Summit sounds like so much fun.
I wanted to comment on the Sprossling sweater. I love how Anne Hanson writes such a clear pattern. I made my Sprossling in Bugga yarn. I finished it a couple months ago. Over on Ravelry come join the Knitspot group. There is a thread just for Sprossling. It is really helpful and Anne comments too to help or give praise. You will love knitting this sweater. Just follow the pattern especially the part about blocking before seaming. I steamed blocked like Anne says with damp towels and a steam iron. It made seaming a breeze. Good luck.