That magic weekend in Maryland....Melanie, Mary and I arrived Friday night so that we could be up and at-'em. Good thing we did.
9:00 am: The Koigu Scrum
(everyone was very nice, we had a good time overindulging in Canadian fiber. Nobody got a black eye).
While I scrummed Melanie scored TWO HUGE BAGS of wool and cotton super-cheap. Her plan is to make 2 sweaters from the cotton and the Moderne Blanket from Mason Dixon. Right on!
After the scrum we ran to building 3, only to find that ALL of the STR was gone. At 10:30! last year we had bought it in the late afternoon....many others were dissapointed as well (sorry, Anne Margaret...)
A herd of Knitbloggers spotted in the wild!
A few of the crowd:
Eunny and Stephanie who is modeling Eunny's newly designed Texture Shell. Remember the lace tutorial? I met the creator in the flesh!
Stephanie had been wearing the Butterfly Tank in Cracksilk Haze (remember that one from the cover of Rowan?) but took it off to model this tank. Lovely!
And after a bit of stalking I also got to meet Sauniell from Saunshine (check out her designs, they are excellent, body conscious without being overly revealing. And they look REALLY fun to knit....I have my eye on 3 of them....) I felt totally famous after that--she even said that she had read my blog! I recognized the tank from the blog; she had finished it only recently.
We all knit for awhile and showed off our shwag.....my Sockpaloooza gift was knitting with us! My sockpal had given me a sock project bag for my current sock that I had tucked in my bag--it is gorgeous and everyone wanted to hold it. Her name is Skyler. She has eyes and wings, a little pocket for markers, and plenty of space for my sock, needles, and the yarn. I LOVE THIS!
Yarn porn tomorrow. I still have the Sheep to Shawl and the serious knitting awards to cover!