Saturday, May 05, 2007

My hands smell like wool

You cannot believe how good I was at MDS&W.

A big group from Knit Night went, along with some Friends of Knit Night, and we all gathered at Coleen's for breakfast/coffee/mimosas before heading out. Check out the watermelon that Coleen carved for the breakfast spread. She made us a lovely melon sheep to get everyone in the mood for yarn, yarn, yarn!

Watermelon carving
(Those are her knitted barnyard animals surrounding it)

Did I almost get left behind at Coleen's? Oh, quite. I blame yarn frenzy.

I think I've reach a point where I'm really quite comfortable with the size of my stash. I didn't get much (I had a nice chunk of my budget left at the end of the day), but I LOVE the couple of purchases I made.

Some Brooks Farm Four Play in whatever colorway this is:
Brooks Farm Four Play
It's all lavender-y purples and burnt oranges and browns, and is GORGEOUS stuff. Soft and scrumptious. I loved the Four Play yarn at Stitches, but was already getting a big skein of Duet and didn't want to go nuts at the first booth I stopped at... so I waited for S&W. It wasn't an "I must have this yarn" thing, but I knew that if I was going to buy anything from their booth, I wanted it to be Four Play in whatever color grabbed me. I got enough for a tank top or a vest.

And there's this Fleece Artist roving from the Peace Weavers booth:
Fleece Artist roving
I think this might be my S&W tradition: buying extraordinarily bright roving. I grabbed this while Diane was picking out her Sea Silk. By this point in the day, I had mostly gotten the sunscreen out of my right eye and could actually see properly. :)

I also have one of the official t-shirts--purple for me, natch. Jody's husband was such a good sport and stood in line for all of our t-shirts! Woohoo!

We were very excited to see that Amie's Sock Ness Monster socks nabbed her a first place ribbon, Jolene's yellow socks ALSO got a first place ribbon, and her lace shawl got a fifth place ribbon. Knit Night gals represent! :D And Stacey got stopped by at least one person wanting to take a picture of her Turkish stockings, which are the coolest things ever. We were all excited to get to see them in person.

All in all, a really nice day spent with my friends, surrounded by yarn. :)


Sarah said...

Sorry about the leave behind jen...I blame it on your couch-camo pants! Such a fun day! I am glad I got to go with all y'all!

PS Beautiful color choice at brooks farm!

Javajem said...

It was such a fun day! I'm so glad we got to go together! I'm glad you like your t-shirt - yeah!

Scattered Gemini said...

Yep. My partner took a pic of Stacey's Stockings...without asking though. The pic is posted on my Flickr.

Lolly said...

I missed you! It looks like you had fun and got some great goodies though :) I have some Four Play. It is lovely lovely stuff :)