Post-Stitches haze
Saturday February 27th 2010, 11:28 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit

I’ve been staring at this blank page.  Where to start.

(Maybe if the yarn weren’t all in hanks. But it is. And I am too tired to wind it up into balls.)

But still.  All these glorious, glorious yarns and colors.  And a thank you to Dianne’s husband for running out to their truck for my Waterfalls Elegant hank from their stock.  Where to start.

I tell you, it’s going to be a very fun year.

I got to see Lisa and Rod, so dear to me for so many years, and Sheila.  Dianne.  The folks at Blue Moon.  Karen at Royale Hare, Melinda and Tess at Tess.  I got to meet the folks at Malabrigo: to my surprise, I found myself in a conversation in French at one point, but we all spoke yarn. And I got to see so many, many friends who were simply walking around trying to take it all in, too.

To Jasmin‘s brother Sam, who pushed me today, sparing my hands and arms for knitting, Michelle and I plan to get that manufacturing cream on Monday–you earned that chocolate torte! (Recipe in comments, actual cake forthcoming.) Thank you!

And I have now held an actual vicuna-blend hank of hand-dyed gorgeousness, 15% vicuna and still in the qiviut-ic stratosphere.  Which is a good thing. Pay those South American ranchers well.  Shear a wild vicuna, save a vicuna by making it worthless to poachers, save a species–well done, Peru!

And someday I will afford some and knit some.  (No, new skeins, that wasn’t a sheep shot.)

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But I might like a sheep shot!

Comment by StellaMM 02.28.10 @ 12:05 am

The yarn fumes got to you, I can tell.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.28.10 @ 8:04 am

If you generally like winding your yarn into balls that’s fine but if you like the ball-winder cakes, I’d be happy to bring my winder and swift up and take care of that for you! I’m free after Tuesday of this week. Seriously. 🙂

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 02.28.10 @ 8:12 am

You and your puns–glad you had fun!

Comment by Lanafactrix 02.28.10 @ 10:59 am

Some year I’ll get there. Glad it was wonderful for you!

Comment by twinsetellen 02.28.10 @ 11:53 am

Wasn’t it fabulous!? I looked for you all Saturday, but it was probably just as well I never found you. I had a slight sore throat. Yarn fumes are better than getting you sick again. I found some Plum Pudding lace weight from Black Bunny Fibers and am considering several of your shawls.

Comment by DebbieR 02.28.10 @ 12:00 pm

Glad you had a good time! Did you spin any yarns with your friends?

Humor –

The lady of the house had gone to the beauty parlor to have her hair colored. Then she went to the chiropractor for an adjustment. In the meantime her husband fielded a telephone call for her, explaining in automobile terms, “She’s gone out for a paint job and realignment.”

Comment by Don Meyer 02.28.10 @ 12:18 pm

Was just enjoying your book…looking for some comfort knitting and found it there.

Comment by suburbancorrespondent 02.28.10 @ 5:36 pm

ooooohhh, vicuna (trys very hard NOT to be jealous!!!) It must feel like butter in your hands. I thought cria was so soft, but they say that stuff is softer still. Drools ;P.

Comment by LDSVenus 02.28.10 @ 8:21 pm

Oooh, ahhh! Come on MDSW!

Comment by Channon 03.01.10 @ 8:05 am

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