Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Lots o' pics!

It's been a very knitterly few days around here! I got to see the Harlot, shop (and drink beer)at Hill Country Weavers, and rediscover some (old) yarn for new projects. First off, here's my Honeymoon Cami...

I gave you all most of the particulars in my last entry. It's very slinky and soft! I'm still on the hunt for the perfect bra ;o)

On to more exciting stuff~my trip to Austin this past weekend! It was my first time and it was hot (go figure). Seems like it would be a pretty cool place to hang out for an afternoon in, say, January when it's not stifling. Anywhoo, Jana, Mary, Amy, Claudine, Susan, Kim, Enid, Ken and I arrived early enough to sit right up front! Ken was super excited...

He was trying his hardest to get everyone to join in and do the wave with him, but we were all too busy knittng...

and taking pictures of each other knitting.

Stephanie took a picture of us all with her sock

and then she spoke to us for about an hour, answering questions at the end. She was great! So down to earth and everything she said was so true.

The book signing was held across the street at Hill Country Weavers, complete with beer and snacks. Really, does it get any better? After I got my books signed (one for me and one for a friend) I sneaked in for a pic...


After we all got our books signed it was time to do some shopping. I bought some Inox circs to try out (which I like, BTW), some Silky Wool and some Royal Silk...

Mary and I have decided on a mini KAL for Picovoli with the Silky Wool and I think I'm going to make a Counterpane bag from Handknit Holidays with the silk (yes, I bought more than one skein of each...LOL). I wonder how much $$ HCW weavers made on Saturday?

Then, after the shopping we walked on down to Guero's for lunch. Only about a block and a half away but in the heat felt like a couple of miles!

There we met up with a bunch of knitters (thanks Christine!) for margaritas, bloody marys, and (well in my case anyways) lots of cheese.

By the time I got home Saturday I was exhausted! Thanks Jana for driving and thanks to everyone else for making the weekend such a fun one :o)

The Queue
I'll talk more about the queue in my next entry, but the two projects that will be started right away are Picovoli and the Ballet Camisole, without the gathering. I plan to use Knitpicks Shine Sport in Sky that's been in my stash for a while for the camisole. And guess what? Amy, you'll be so proud...I swatched!!

Not only did I swatch, but I washed and dried it. Not to mention the extra durability testing the washed (and dried) swatch recieved from a certain little crazy person...

So now I know if anyone attacks me, scrunches up my camisole and tastes it while I'm wearing it I'll still look pretty good!

11 comments:

Erica said...

The cami looks great. The Harlot, new friends and food, what could be better?! Sounds like an awesome time.

funkyknits said...

Hey there! I was the weird girl with glasses and the red top who was sitting in front of you on Saturday! Harlot was a blast wasn't she?

Love the honeymoon cami - it looks really soft and shiny. Nice score on the yarn too - I was very tempted to buy some stuff, but didn't feel like waiting in the mile long line! I also wondered how much they made that day, the event clearly was very good for business!

Have fun knitting with the Shine - I made the Debbie Bliss fiery bolero from it, and it is sooooo soft and comfy. Are you using it for picovoli, ballet cami, or both?

del said...

Boy, does that look like a fun time!

LOVE the cami--I've been eyeing that for a while. Yours came out beautifully.

And yes, if a swatch holds up under toddler pressure, it's pretty durable!

janna said...

The picture of you and Stephanie came out great -- you're both so cute!

Amysatx said...

Yay!!! A swatch!!! AND you even washed and dried it..big knittin' kudos to you!! The cami really is beautiful!

Kerry's Knits said...

Hello! It sounds like you are right back into your knitting groove--that's great!

I'm working on picovoli too, using the Brooks Farm Fourplay we picked up at Sheep & Wool festival. The gauge is off, so I re-worked the pattern a bit to compensate. Hopefully. Anyway, keep me posted on your progress. I'll try to get a pic up on my blog soon--I about 5 rows beyond the arms. I skipped ahead and finished off the picot neck edge and it doesn't lay flat. I'm thinking either too loose, too tight, or it'll fix itself when blocked. Opinion?

boo said...

isiah is so cute!!! the cami looks beautiful!

Kim said...

What a cute little helper! Mmmmm....cheese!

Holly Jo said...

That photo of you with Ms. Harlot cracks me up! Your little helper is adorable.

Penny Karma said...

Ok, that baby is the cutest thing ever.

blackpurl said...

I love the cami! You do great work. oh, I found your blog over at the message board for Black Purl Magazine.
http://www.black-purl-magazine.com/phpBB2/index.php