Tuesday, August 18, 2009

When it rains, it pours (yarn!)

My, my. All of a sudden I have quite a few things to blog about. Unfortunately none of them is a new dream job, a winning lottery ticket or the successful end to my search for a billionaire octogenarian with a dodgy ticker and no dependents who wishes to marry me for my incredible prowess in the S.E.X.-ing department. (That's Stash Enhancement eXpedition, for those not in the know).

Nevertheless, there is stuff to talk about. Let's start with a little post-Sock Summit report, shall we?

Piggy, as you know, wasn't at Sock Summit. Instead, she lives vicariously through three friends who attended, including one in particular who made a bit of a name for herself.

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"Veil Girl", aka megknitficent, aka my yarny friend Meg. Here she is at the Terminal City Yarn Wranglers meetup on Sunday with her project-Piggy-doesn't-speak-about. Which was knitted on by just about anyone who's anyone in the knitting world today at SS09, as you can see from Meg's report here. (Do me a favour and go there when you're finished here; Piggy's pretty sure you'll forget all about her once you're over there. She's a delicate soul, is Piggy.)

Anyhoo. Meg kindly brought her haul from the Sock Summit Marketplace with her. In her new Namaste bag (the latest model, Hermosa -- Piggy wants!). It's a nice, big bag...

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...and holds a good deal of yarn.

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More than that, even.

So many skeins, in fact, that nellum thought Meg might not miss one if it went to live with her.

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But nellum is delusional.

Meg also picked up some rather appropriate stitchmarkers.

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There's a few of them in the set, which is a good thing, since the project-Piggy-doesn't-speak-about needs a fair few.

After we finished trying to steal admiring Meg's haul, MrsQuimby showed us the small portion of her Summit shopping she brought to the meetup.

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These were also suitably appreciated by all, particularly beentsy and nellum.

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MrsQ also showed us her first-ever toe-up sock, knitted in a class at Sock Summit:

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It was all very exciting.

Piggy had her own bit of excitement, however:

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It's knid of hard to tell from the photo, but I broke out the Kitchener stitch for the first time ever on Sunday. (Much thanks to damselfly, who patiently helped me figure it out. She's got a great tutorial on her blog, too.)

Well, I think that's enough for one post, don't you? More soon. I'm off to Gibsons this evening for the Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival. See you there?

2 comments:

  1. Oooh, what is that lovely yarn and project you are kitchenering?

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  2. Your blog and pictures are a great delight. I am coveting some of that yarn.

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