Sunday, September 25, 2011

greensboro knit & crochet show

this weekend, i went to stay with friends, and we went to the knit & crochet show. i didn't spend much, as i'm going to SAFF next month. and 2 of the vendors i would had purchased from will be at SAFF as well. perhaps, this was mostly a "scouting mission". this was the first time i've been to a show by the TKGA and the CGOA. they had classes, which i really couldn't do, so i went for the vendors. the venue for vendors was kinda small, ... maybe because this was a first for this location, but that didn't stop me from finding "anything". i made only 1 yarn purchase ...

this yarn is called "canopy" and is by the fiber co. this one hank has 200 yards, and i'm going to use it for this pretty little hat. my other only purchase was a zippered pouch, which will be used for notions.

pretty cool fabric, don't you think? i liked her zippered pouches. she has an etsy shop as well. i didn't see much in her etsy shop, but i know she can take custom orders, as she had also brought fabric samples to the show. i LOVE the little bag, and her craftsmanship is perfection.

 i also came home with a crochet magazine (free!).

the ladies at the Red Heart booth gave each of us a magazine for crocheted blankets. she said they were out of the knitting magazine, so i don't even know what it would had been. but, i do crochet, and this magazine is waiting on the bed for my bedtime reading tonight!

 thank you Red Heart yarns!

speaking of Red Heart, here's my latest stash bag ... in burgundy and zebra. i'm close to finishing it. i actually crocheted 1 tier too many, so i am going to rip that back. the bag is tall enough without accidentally making it even taller.

and lastly, i have finally finished sock #1 of a pair i started back in february.

this pair is to be a gift for one of my best friends. he's been extremely patient, watching me work on other projects (from start to finish) while neglecting this poor sock. i will be casting on sock #2 sometime this week though.

the pattern is called escalator socks, and is a free download from ms. sara amoroso.


Christine said...

That blanket magazine looks dangerous! So proud of you finishing a SOCK! - even if it's Sock #1. I'm going to knit a sock similar to Escalator Socks - it's called Holidazed by Anne Hanson for the Oct SKA. BUT, I won't start until I finish my one and only Sept SKA sock. Finishing up the leg on Sock #2. You and I know we have to specify Sock #1 and Sock #2... because finishing 1 sock is a big accomplishment!!!

leanne pizio said...

Can't wait to see the hat knitted up. Super cute:)
I had so much fun going to the K&C show with you! I have decided to make a sweater with the light blue yarn. More later:)

leanne pizio said...

Grommet made an appearance on my blog today. He is so cute to hang with me in the studio:) He got a little bored and was chatting up a storm. He told me he has a crush on Stuart.....