Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Coming clean

A few of my friends have been teasing me about coming clean about all of my purchases of late. My response to them is, "what do you think I am, s*****?" (We're not allowed to use the "s" word in my house.) DH sees all of the receipts anyway, but I don't think it's necessary to flaunt it. So, I give you a sneak peak at the yummy goodness that came into my home this weekend:
This is a yummy tank top pattern that I picked up at the Blue Moon booth. The crappy picture of the pattern does not do this garment justice. They had a lucious model on display in the booth, knit out of their Bambu yarn. The drape of this yarn is incredible! And of course it is hand-dyed in the lucious colorways that only Blue Moon can create. Mine will be knit in the Squash Blossom colorway. What a name. What a color! Angela will be doing a KAL with me once her custom dyed yarn arrives. I tell you, we are spoiled here in the PNW. Does anyone else have this pattern and want to KAL with us? Leave me a comment!

The next lucious find came from a little tent tucked back behind the food booths. A Swell Yarn Shop is a new-ish internet presence with some hot deals on hand-dyed sock yarn. Angela (a different Angela) was a real sweetheart to talk to and shared with me her pattern for contrasting heel and toe socks which you can also find on her blog.
I came home with an 8 oz braid of BFL, and 8 oz braid of merino, and some hand-dyed sock yarn with contrasting color for heels and toes. As Teddy would say, SWeeT!

Just so you know it is not all about the shopping around here, I have been working on plying the <8 oz of Carbon merino tencel. I've been working on this through two evenings of Star Wars (thankfully different episodes) and am still not done. Tonight, I hope, so that I can give Sam her bobbin back!


For the record, I only received one box yesterday, DH received two :-)

9 comments:

Angela said...

Ahhh, and what did DH get in his box?

vanessa said...

what a wild snake around your baby's neck ;-)

Sheila E said...

Beautiful spinning Jen!! Damn I love your kids....how cute is Teddy in that picture!!!! And that little smile is to dye for!! (excuse the pun).
"Gotta have it" is one of my favorite sayings!!
Squeeze those babies for me!!! ;)

Joanne said...

The colors! The colors! That bobbin of yarn is amazing..and I too like Teddy's snakes, there. Wow.

Kerry said...

I was hardly able to go on after seeing the Squash Blossom - I think that should really be mine. And the carbon is gorgeous, too. Funny how we like all the same colors...

Angela said...

What a cute picture with the roving!!!! Thanks for the link too! It was great to meet you too! I have been washing raw fleeces since I returned! Time for lots and lots and lots of spinning!!!

Jen in CT said...

I'm so jealous of all your beautiful goodies, Jen. I'd love to do the KAL but can't there's no Blue Moon over here on the East Coast... I'll be drooling from afar.

Tiffany said...

That Bambu colourway is just georgous!!!

Melanie said...

Nice haul! The carbon is beautiful, and beautifully spun too!