Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kitchener, part two

So, you knew there had to be bling, right? I mean really, it's me!

I can't seem to pass by the Brenda Franklin booth without a perusal, and this year, I finally achieved my goad of drawing Susan to the dark side! Not only did she buy a kit, she bought a book, thread, and would have bought the needles if they were available. It only took me three years, but I knew I'd convince her.

Oh, and I may have bought a book and kit as well. You know, because I don't have enough beading patterns and kits...(that would be the two at the bottom). There was also a mukluk and moccasin pattern purchased, as well, a hat pattern that was given free when I bought this:
2 luscious skeins of a silk/merino/sequin blend. No hat for me, this will be a perfect small jewel of a scarf, something with a ruffly, possibly beaded end...

The last thing to show is not really bling, but something that has a sheen to it, so it sort of counts. Bamboo/Lycra sock yarn from Dye-Version, in the "Smoke" colourway. Yum. This is stretchy like the Cotton/Lycra sock yarn I'm currently knitting, but has a shine and silky feel to it. and the greeny-grey colourway really struck me. Although it was hard to pass up the chocolate brown, or the deep indigo, or the rich red, or the... well you get the idea.

So, all in all a successful field trip. I again stayed away from the spindles (I'm not going to spin, I'm not going to spin), and bought enough of any one yarn to complete a project - no more one-off balls hanging around the stash, waiting for who knows what.

6 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Sigh. Love field trips.

deirdre said...

Oh, you'll spin... you'll spin

Anonymous said...

I am SO going next year. Love your purchases, especially the grey-green-sequined yarn. Sigh.....

Brenda said...

I have a few of those one off skeins, myself. I think your entire sweater or nothing philosophy is a good one.

Carol said...

Ha! I KNEW you'd buy something at that Franklin booth. I ALMOST did. But I restrained myself. This year.....

Needles said...

Riiiiiiight.


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