i guess that's what happens right after halloween? right?
however, things have "happened" since my last post.
first of all, i attended SAFF.
in years past, they had a big "this is not the tractor show" sign posted here. they still have this sign, but it's on the other side of the entrance.
this event is a favorite of mine --- it's a combination of going home, spending a day with mom w/o other 'things' going on, YARN, and just fun fun fun.
it was an amazing day. the weather was so much warmer than last year. last year, it was a whopping 29* when we rolled up to our parking space. this year? … it was so "not as cold" that i didn't even notice.
by lunchtime, i was baking under the sun in a long sleeve t-shirt.
the picture here, and subsequent, are pretty crappy --- the color is off --- i was taking pictures under a fading sky --- so they all have that 'evening blue' hue to them.
first, is this amazing yarn i got from the 'black sheep farm' from morganton, nc. they don't have a website, but i found their information on the vendor list from SAFF. i have scribbled all their contact information on the backside of my yarn labels.
the yarn is a superwash merino @ approx 250 yds each hank. i got 4 hanks. "approximately" 1000 yards.
and i've started a sweater ….
this is some miss babs "yowza" ! … OH SO PRETTY!
the color is almost black with dark blue highlights. i have enough for a sweater. i'm still debating which design to knit.
the next 2 items, yarn kits from miss babs …
on the left the polydactyl set … to knit tubularity in the exact colorway, "jelly fish".
though, i have failed. i started it in the recommended needle size and the feel is too compact. i will restart in a larger needle.
regardless, i love LOVE love this color combination.
the other kit is to knit leftie --- mom chose this --- for ME to knit. thanks mom!
and one last thing for me ….
a gradient kit. 5 hanks of fingering yarn, in 5 shades of? (gray?!)