Sunday, March 30, 2008

Homespun Yarn Party

Ok, I have got to get this blog thing going.  Everyone seems to have one now a days and it sure is a simpler way of communicating.  This way everyone gets to know you online and when you finally meet face to it is more like a reunion!
I saw the beginnings of this today at the Homespun Yarn Party out in Tacoma Park.  There were quite a few Ravelry buttons running around and those who didn't have buttons were quick to jump in with the sharing of their user names as well.  

The event was a lot of fun and there was  quite a good turn out.  It was, in fact, a bit crowded when Lyn and I first got there.  I am not a tall person and had to be patient while trying to look over the shoulders of  others who were drooling over the lovely hand dyed goodies.  We made sure to get some rice krispy treats from the Ravelry bake sale booth.  What a yummy way to support your fav site!
Lyn has decided to jump into the world of sock knitting and pick out some delightful yarn from Woolarina.  I have purchased from her before back at Crafty Bastard in DC last year and I really love her colors.  I also got two skeins of green and blue loveliness that I plan on using to make a light-weight Clopotis.  
I also cleared Storm Moon Knits out of their worsted weight "You Are All Weirdos!"  Which will become a funky bluey/blacky/periwinkly cardigan.  I gotta decide on pattern now.  
The Sanguine Gryphon provided me with some droolicious blue variagated laceweight and some red silk/cashmere fingering weight that leaves me speachless.  
My final grab was a ginormous skein on orange lace weight from  Dragonfly Fiber Designs.  This stuff is squishy sunshine!  My boy's fav color is orange and he is bonkers over this skein.  I haven't figured out what a 4 year old boy needs in laceweight but maybe I can work something out for him.

All in all a fabuloso day!  I will have to get the camera out tomorrow and be disciplined enough to upload the pics in a timely manner.