Friday, January 16, 2009

one fine day

yesterday my favorite LYS held an anniversary party. but this was no ordinary party -

unwind anniversary party

- this was a huge crazy mob of awesome knitters party! complete with...

rose city knitters with jess from ravelry!

- jess and casey and mary heather from ravelry! we had a rose city knitters reunion as you can see above (my lovely ladies from the pasadena knitting group formed via ravelry - how i miss you so!) -

i finally meet michelle!

- AND, a wonderful surprise, i finally met fickleknitter! fickleknitter and i have been blog buddies for years now (i think? anyway it feels like years) and i honestly can't remember how we found each other - she says she was intrigued by my blog name, and i think she's the funniest writer, so anyway - we kept up with each other. and had no idea we would both be at the party. how fun! fickleknitter is an incredibly talented up-and-coming designer and just you wait to see what she has in the works - so inspiring!

of course, i bought yarn.

ella rae lace merino

because how can you go to a yarn store party and not buy yarn? this is ella rae lace merino, and it is SO soft. i want to knit it up right. now. but i'm not sure what it's meant to be yet - a shawl, i think. but which one? do i finally knit a clapotis? maybe. i'm intrigued by the construction of faroese shawls too. i've got about 900 yards - any suggestions?

happy friday, and before i forget - a HUGE thanks to the stash and burn ladies for their discussion of bella's mittens on their podcast this week! you gals rock - i'm so flattered!

(hi to laura, thuy, and kimberly! knit lunch soon!)

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Yay my eyes are open! Let's celebrate!

I think blog years are like dog years aren't they? And by that logic we've been imaginary friends for practically our whole lives since I'm only 25!

Michelle said...

And by '25' I mean 32. I hate it when my fingers slip.

Mama Linda said...

How FUN! You look great! Love you

malaraky said...

WHEEEE!! so FUN! nice yarn, happy people...I'll have a think about your 900 yards of pretty Ella-Rae-lace-I've-never-seen-before; I used Ella Rae wool for my minimalist cardigan (which I have been wearing TONS - SEAM YOURS!! :) ) but haven't seen much of other yarn lines from that brand. happy weekend...

sayllama said...

How fun! I wanted to buy a ticket but alas, I had other commitments, sigh. It looks like an awesome time, though! I look forward to seeing what becomes of that yummy yarn you bought. :D

Kim said...

thanks for designing Bella's mittens. I just made a pair for my daughter and, with doubled worsted weight, they were perfect for Chicago weather this week. Not squishy - but warm.

And bonus, one of her friends recognized them.

puffthemagicrabbit said...

That looked like so much fun! Love the new laceweight- gorgeous color. Now to look up fickleknitter. (one blog leads to another, then another, then another...)

Miss Limerick said...

sooooo jealous! wish i could have been there!

Meg said...

now that looks like a party!!! w00t!