Well, there's a lot to be said for the power of blogging and the Internet. When it comes to knitting - it has you bring out your WIP's for everyone to see, it gives you a medium for showing off your FO's, your friends can offer advice and encouragement (one of the best aspects), and you can also be right royally chastised for NOT displaying your loot picked up at a Knitters' Fair.
So, here are some more details. Atticus and Gandalf decided they'd better inspect the goods as well, just in case there was something worth munching on.
Some Aran weight Philosopher's Wool in a red. I'm going to make an outdoor, cabled coat.
I love a vibrant colour for winter, and this sweater should be warm enough for mild-ish winter days.
"This had better not be another kitten..."
Some lovely spring green Peace Fleece for a top-down hoodie.
"I'm not picking up a scent...we may be in the clear..."
"Woodstock" yarn from Needful Yarns, in a marled dark purple/black. This is quite a departure from the usual for me, but it was a case of loving the finished product displayed - a car coat. Should be a quick knit!
(But not until Ophelia's done, I know Marina...)
"What if you're wrong? I like being the only Cute Kitten..."
"Thrum" mitten kits, one in black, one in grey.
And Gandalf looking mighty cute, I might add...
"You know, you could stuff me in your mitts for extra warmth...Just sayin'."
And here's the "Alcea" kit I picked up at Anne's booth - She Ewe Knits.
It's in the latest Jamieson's book - Simply Shetland 3.
Beautiful colours! And, the book is quite good, there are a few textured designs and a gansey that would be lovely to make...
"OK, inanimate sheep, try not to steal my thunder. It's still all about me..."
Phew. OK, and there are a couple of other things I won't show, because they're to be pressies... It was a pretty productive day, wouldn't you say?! Also not shown are the sundry needles I picked up at a great price, and the blocking wires.
Marina is applying pressure to Cynthia and I... She's going to be reminding us of our unfinished Fair Isle projects (hey, mine's on hiatus) until they are done! Once I'm done with Kim Hargreaves' "Lush", I will be devoting 100% of my knitting time on Ophelia's last arm! Lush is in the finishing stages - I'm completing the bottom cuffs now, and after that I have the arm cuffs to complete. Sew her up, and she's done!
Then it's All Ophelia, All The Time.
Atticus and Gandalf, in a "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" moment. What you can't really see is Gandalf (in the Steve Martin role) with his little arm around Atticus' (in the John Candy role) back.
Later, once they woke up to the fact Atticus was not the soft pillows of Gandalf's dream, they were all - "hey, whoa, uh, heh heh, uh how 'bout those Leafs, huh?!"
And, I did not want to close off this post without wishing my wonderful sister-in-law a very happy 40th birthday! How does the birthday girl celebrate? By running a marathon - the New York City marathon in November (after running one in Montreal last weekend...).
Myself, I'd by yarn.