Thursday, March 21, 2013

Festival!

Last weekend was the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival, and I spent Friday and Saturday working at the SpaceCadet Creations booth. Of course, a few additional items had to come home with me.

On Friday, I went and checked out the Knitting Notions booth, and as always, I found a bowl that I loved.

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It’s fairly large, and I’m quite certain it will find a place to live somewhere in my house. It’s handmade and beautiful. I love it!

I also snuck across the aisle and brought home a self-striping skein of DK-weight yarn from Fibernymph. I’m gonna have stripey feet to keep warm next winter!

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Saturday was spent elsewhere, and I really had no plans to buy anything else. But on a bathroom trip, I walked past the Knitting Notions booth. And the runner-up bowl from my difficult decision-making on Friday? Still there. Oops.

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This one is much smaller, and is already in use as a catch-all next to where my phone plugs in overnight. I love it too! For scale:

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Working the festival added two items to the top of my queue. A Lintilla (long story, I’ll probably be knitting it this summer!) and a Dublin Tee. I had intended to be very patient and get some SpaceCadet yarn (Lyra!) for this project, but then I spied the precise color that I wanted in the Knitting Notions booth. And it came home with me.

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Here’s hoping I can get started on my awesome summer sweater very, very soon!

2 comments:

SJ said...

I can see why you couldn't resist those bowls -- they are beautiful! I love the purple yarn, too.

Donna Lee said...

I love handmade wooden things. Having a woodworker husband is a good thing. He's making a salt mill and a pepper mill for birthday presents for our daughter. The finished wood feels so satiny and warm. I love to touch it.

Maybe I'll even let him give them away.