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Monday, April 15, 2013

Crawling to the finish with Greenhouse

This weekend I went out Yarn Crawling and had a great time.  I have a few good knitting buddies that I go to church with and we go out together, getting into trouble.  This photo represents my haul over the two days, but you may notice that about half of it is all from one vender.  I hit the Play at Life Fiber Arts booth pretty hard this weekend and I should be set for a while (until the next festival, lol).  The skein on the top right of the screen is one that Alex just had to have, and the one below that is Dante's pick.  The bright yellow below those is mine, as are the three skeins to the left of those.  But I did buy the light pinks for my friend Denise who had to work at the shop all weekend and didn't get to go out on the crawl.

The culmination ceremony was at Mt. Hope Farm in Bristol this year and it was a neat little spot.  We had food venders on site and I spent a ridiculous amount of money for a grilled cheese sandwich for Alex and a mushroom burger for myself.  We all got cupcakes from the cupcake truck and they were well worth the money I spent on them.  The only complaint was that it was so windy and cold!  We weren't really dressed for that and so we froze as we ate outside.  But it was plenty warm and cozy in the barn.  They even had the local spinners guild there demonstrating how to spin with drop spindles and wheels.  Alex got a quick spinning lesson from a gentleman there who showed him how to ply his simple yarn into a bracelet that he's been wearing since we got back.  He's very proud of his work :)
Alex also had a great time at the Play at Life booth, lol.  He kept picking up the rainbow roving, even though I kept telling him that I already had one of those in that very color, lol.  He's also been asking me all morning about spinning again.  I think I might have a spinner on my hands here, which is great for me since I'd rather knit the yarn.

Meanwhile, as I was out on the yarn crawl my teammates were knitting their little fingers off and I got bumped out of the competition for SM7.  I did however finish the socks and I posted them to the group.  Since I made it through the first round, I'll still get each subsequent pattern release and I can play along if I wish.  And seeing that I've restocked my PAL stash, I think I will :)

So, without further ado, here are my completed Greenhouse socks.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I missed you guys yesterday. Jason and I walked around the barn and then around the farm, which was lovely.

    I loved the Play at Life booth. So many pretty things! But I already spent enough on Saturday.