How many goodies can you fit into a shopping bag???
Today my Co-worker (Lisa - new knit convert) and I went to Stitches MidWest where we pushed are selves to the limit...along with our wallets. Lisa worked last night and I have to work tonite so we forwent the whole sleeping thing...who needs sleep anyway, to take our happy camper butts to Schaumberg to get our yarn fix. For me it is like a pilgrimage, for Lisa...it was her first time.
One of the vendors likened it to a candy store...I think of it as yarn-crack. Completely addictive!
I went with the idea of buying a new swift...yah no... that did not happen, but I did get a few patterns and some shawl kits geared for the lace challenged knitter.
I bought some shawl pins (now I have to make the shawls), a book on drop spindling...as I am determined to learn how not to drop the spindle come hell or high water...
Bought some fantastic yarn at ...erm 40 clams a crack...(see... there's that yarn crack thing again). But it is so darn pretty,and you can't really tell here, but it looks like it has been sprinkled with faery dust! In fact it is so pretty, I couldn't make myself go to sleep until I took out my ghetto rigged swift and wound one of them (the one that reminds me of faery wings).
And of course, once wound I immediately cast on for the mobius shawl pattern I got when I purchased the yarn.As Brodie patiently waits for his momma to quit playing and go to bed!!