It is Saturday, 11:00am. 12 knitters, 3 cars - hit the road, baby. Off we went to Watkinsville, near Athens. Never mind that THE
football game was going to happen in Athens in the afternoon. Nothing keeps a knitter away from a yarn store...
As always, it was wonderful at Main Street Yarns
. After some serious shopping (everything was 20% off and I, of course, hearing the S-word, had to get a few things), we all sat down for some serious knitting. Look at the wonderful knitting group first and then I'll flash the new stash. ;-)
I just love to hang out with those gals!
Shari bought some Blue Skies chunky yarn and whipped out this really cool hat on size US #15 needles - within an hour... So fun!
I knitted on the Tweed Beret from the lastest Interweave Knits
I still have 5 balls left from the Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed I used for the Entrelac Poncho and I thought that would be a cute hat for me.
Yesterday, I also started the Wine and Roses Mitts from the same magazine:
I splurged at Knitch
when I went knitting (and shopping) with Pixie
. They had the exact yarn the pattern calls for - Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere, so I could not help buying it. It is so soft... Don't ask about the price - I do feel guilty. But I will so wear these mitts.
I also knitted some on the Goldilocks socks. Since Pixie's foot was available for a fitting, we tried the sock on and, adding 10 stitches after turning the heel, they fit like they were made for her tiny feet. ;-)
OK - and here is today's loot:
I bought some Harmony, highly recommended from Ruth, the store owner, for felting. She showed me a felted bag she made from that yarn and it was gorgeous. I also got some frou-frou yarn to add some flair to felting projects. Also some merino roving and some merino/tussah roving:
Pixie said: "Look there are 4 bags, two for you and two for me." Thanks for sharing, my friend! I also bought a needle-felting starter kit, some Addi Turbo Naturals and Addi Turbos for knitting socks on a magic loop. And a bunch of knitting notions - somehow I misplaced my Knit Chek. Uh-h-h-h, and then I also bought 1,300 yards of bright red Merino Oro for a lace shawl.
And lastly - meet Shaun:
He came home with me and will add some baa-baa-baa to our Christmas tree. Which hubby and I will put up tomorrow. YAY! I AM SO IN THE MOOD FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!
I wonder if that has anything to do with having finished my Xmas knitting for the Germans. Sure makes for less pressure and stress...