Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I Showed Restraint...Really


OK. So it's not as orange as it looks in the picture. Who knew orange was such a tough colour to photograph? And Korbis I am not... Just one of the lovelies I picked up at Saturday's Knitter's Fair in Kitchener-Waterloo. And this stuff is YUMMY. Some new Fleece Artist "Woolie Silk 3-ply" goodness, in a wonderful rust colour. AND - I got a freebie pattern called "Celtic Touch" from the shop "Linda's Craftique". *Note to self - rope Lorraine into going to this shop.*

We had a wonderful time... *sigh* And I was very good, all things considered. Getting there early was a good thing, it got very busy, very quickly. Lorraine, her sister and I did the rounds, saw all the goodies, and made a quick exit just as it was getting crazy crowded. We then headed to St. Jacob's for some more shopping, after a hearty (and I mean HEARTY) brunch.

Here are some more yummies!



Ooooo... Some Cashmere and Polwarth wool for a chullo (a funky hat with ear flaps - I have a lot of hair...). This was from a wonderful booth called "Rovings" out of Dugald, Manitoba. Wow. They had a lot of nice stuff. And this Polwarth wool has to be fondled to be believed! Unbelievably soft, and it's not just because of the cashmere either. Their 100% polwarth wool was just amazing. *sigh* It's going to make for one really warm hat.

And, to the back - some lovely 2-ply Shetland wool from Hopeful Shetlands (no website!). And the pattern to go with it. A simple lace pattern (oh please let it be so...) for a scarf. So, I should be ready to go and warm for another upcoming winter.

And that. Is all. I know. Let me give you all a moment to pick yourselves off the floor...

Alrighty? OK?

I WAS going to pick up some more stuff, but the retailer who normally brings in her selection of Peace Fleece decided not to bring it along.

*crickets in the background*

Not. Pleased. But, Lorraine and I swapped some yarn later in the day, so it was kind of like I received something new... My stashed Peace Fleece for some of her Aran Donegal Tweed.

In other knitting news... Grace almost has a front now. The pictures are black lace. Picture it, ok? I haven't touched Mermaid since I got home last week, simply because I want to make quick work of Grace before embarking on Fulmar in early October. My plan, which is do-able, is to have both done before then. *fingers crossed* ...

*and toes*

Speaking of Fulmar, I came across another Fair Isle knitter in the Fulmar KAL Yahoo bloglist! And she knits Dale of Norways AND Arans! So, go say Hi to Carolyn - how cool is this - she lives in Alaska!! (Well, I think it's cool, she can practically wear wool ALL YEAR ROUND! Ok, so it's pretty cold and snowy and dark in the winter, but she can knit and wear wool ALL YEAR ROUND!)

"Man, Mom's loosing it. She'd better not move us up to Nunavut or the Yukon because someone's gonna have poopers in places not meant for poops..."

(Knit and wear wool ALL YEAR LONG!)

OK, I'm off to make a pot of brown rice to go with my yummy ratatouille simmering in the crock pot. I love this time of year...

20 comments:

Nicole said...

MMmmm... You're talking about food. Now I want food. Mmmmmm...

(And hey - you get to wear wool a lot more often than I get to wear wool. This saddens me. I have thought of moving, too, But I doubt Miss Suzy would like it.)

Marina said...

Were you feeling OK that day ;-) Oh well, there's always VY!

Nothing wrong with that colour! In fact, it's lovely.

More lace? You've been hanging out too much with Lorraine. Did you get to see the new Fair Isle?

Rachel H said...

You guys must have been at the fair pretty damned early to have gone out for 'brunch' afterwards. Sorry I missed you. But hey, did you see that Lindenhof is opening a downtown Toronto location? And did you see their gorgeous new sock yarn? I may have had a falling down at that booth on Saturday.

Rachel H said...

p.s. - really like that scarf pattern.

Chris said...

The picture of restraint, that's you! :) Hey, I have some yarn from Rovings, too - they often come to one of our little spring things.

Must remember to pull all things I might want to knit out of bins before surgery, 'cos I can bet that lifting bins off of shelves above my head isn't going to be on my ok list, eh?!

Carrie K said...

Wow, that's all? And that color is gorgeous. Swapping yarn counts!

Sounds like a perfectly knitttable doable plan.

All year round? That would be so glorious. I get like a week. I don't care. I'm knitting for the coming Ice Age.

miyamojo said...

You did good! Great haul!

I've hinted about Alaska too.. I would love to see the Aurora Borealis outside my window! Not gonna happen.

Yay for lace! m :)

Michelle said...

My opinion differs from most I'm sure ... I kinda beat to my own drum :)
but orange happens to be my favorite color and that yarn is
TO DIE FOR! Love it! Cant wait to see what you have in mind.

barbp said...

Heah - I'm American and I've heard of Nunavut. squeee Nice shot of the orange by the way. You did show restraint and I love the little sheep on the business card for Hopeful Shetlands.

Traceyleezle said...

JinBao always threatens to poop in my shoe when things don't go his way. Love all your great goodies. Nice haul.

Lorraine said...

Bridge- When the weather is hot, the whole Igloo living thing is mighty appealing.
Except for the whale blubber diet.
(Now I've gone and pissed off the Eskimo readers)

Nice belly shot, Atticus!

Sonya said...

I am so ready for wool weather. Nice yarn goodies. Pretty, pretty Woolie Silk. I'm so tempted by the Fulmar KAL, but I just can't do it. I'll knit it vicariously through you.

Rebekah said...

Nice purchases. I so want to live somewhere I can wear wool 100% of the year. I wear wool socks 10)% of the year, but alas not wool sweaters. Its rather disappointing.

Lorri said...

Thank you for the comments on my blog. I love your Persian Tiles blanket. I feel the same way about Fulmar. I will finish it when I finish it. Look forward to seeing yours.

bellamoden said...

Orange yarn?!? On purpose?!? I am afraid.

I've never yet touched peace fleece.... someday, someday.

I love fall too! Woooooool. Mmmm.

Carrie said...

I love this time of year, also. Those were some great yarn pictures! Good score. And Happy Birthday your own self =) Thanks for the good wishes!

knitseashore said...

I want to try Fleece Artist. Looking forward to seeing what you make and also how you like it!

Please tell Atticus to send some of his gray-stripey and white kitty wellness purrs over this way. Seeing his photo reminds me of Charlie before he lost all his weight.

I salute you for even considering Alaska and wool all year long. The idea of autumn just gives me shivers! Can I move to Miami and just knit in cotton, please?

Dipsy said...

Knit and wear wool all year long - awww. Sounds so awesome, but then again, sounds so cold too ;( I'm torn....
And that colour... Hmmm... Did I ever mention I adore orange? Hah - thought so ;) Lookin' good indeed!

bev said...

You do know that if you moved to Alaska, you would get to the point that you wear shorts and a tank top as soon as the mercury hits 40 degrees Fahrenheit. (sorry to burst you knitting dream bubble)
Envy is oozing from each and every one of my pores because of the fun fiber stuff you, Lorraine, and Jewel have done this summer. You should see me...really green.

Marji said...

I'm coming up there and going shopping with you! Did you know it's the Polwarth silk and wool that I knit Eliz I out of? I got it from Rovings at Stitches Midwest. I have enough of the natural color for another sweater. hmmm, what about that for Fulmar? Probably too soft.
love the deep rust (orange ;)