Sunday, August 12, 2007

Yarn, lots of yarn

So on Saturday I went to Stitches with Kathrows. I had a hundred bucks in my wallet and I came away with this, with money left over:

That's 2200 yards of persimon wool, 1280 yards of pink cotton, 1000 yards of lace weight for dyeing, two balls of Jojoland superwash sock yarn and samples of Malabrigo laceweight and SWTC Yin Yang. I'm pretty happy with it all.

Besides shopping, I had fun meeting up with knittyheads Darx, Bigwildonion, Errs, Plumfan, and Celtic Coyote and her friend. And then Kathrows and I spotted a super-fast knitter knitting away in front of a display of Lily Chin yarns, stopped to chat a bit, only to discover it was Lily Chin! That was cool--she's really sweet and claims she's nowhere near the fastest knitter out there, but she sure could run circles around me. It was a real knitting community moment!

In other news, I'm finally starting to feel like an actual spinner:

1146 yards of triple-ply merino. I haven't measured the wpi, but it feels like sportweight. It's actually even and slub-free. I plan to dye it, maybe a green color of some sort.


Elizabeth said...

I'd say you've achieved "real spinner" status. Nice looking yarn!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Wow--great yarn! I wouldn't mind rubbing my face in that.

Batty said...

You got to hang out with Kathrows and get yarn? I'm jealous!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I assure you, Batty, I'm no scintillating companion, nor am I even normally advantaged in passenger seat navigation. Though I did bring butter.