Working on another Cross Stitch Cowl, in sweetgeorgia’s beautiful silk crush sock. The colour is Pumpkin, which is a very beautiful orange that my camera refuses to capture. I’m not very good at Photoshop either.
Last night my handbell group played a short opening set for Hawksley Workman! It was super fun, people liked us, and everyone was so nice.
We’ve got another gig tonight at the Tranzac, the Nerd Nite holiday nerdtacular, then the 17th and a Half Rivoli Christmas show on the 22nd! Come see us if you’re in town. Before tonight’s show though, I have to run all over town to do exciting errands like pick up a package from a courier depot really far away. Glamorous.
Have a great day!
I skipped going to TNNA last year because I had just come home from my epic UK trip, but nothing got in my way this year! Yes, I go to talk to yarn companies and see what’s new in the industry, but really I just go to catch up with my internet friends in real life, shop, and eat a lot of Jeni’s splended ice cream. I didn’t even take my camera this year, so these are all somewhat crappy iphone shots.
I didn’t have a booth, so I was pretty free to roam around. I got some great yarns, and I found a few things I was looking for! It’s always an inspiring trip, and like everyone else, I’m now overflowing with ideas that my hands aren’t fast enough to knit up.
Jeni’s – I went 5 times in three days, but I only took one photo:
That’s juniper & lemon curd on top, and hiding underneath is brown butter almond brittle. It’s a good thing I don’t live within even shipping distance of Jeni’s, because it would be rather dangerous. I am, however, about to dive into the world of the Jeni’s cookbook, so…I’d better start working out more.
Cute blurry friends.
Epic baby cuteness.
Comfest – screwed up people’s phone signals due to sheer volume, and there were SO MANY PEOPLE out on the streets. I took a short walk through and saw a Jeni’s truck, many fried foods, music stages, and a lot of people drinking in the park. I think that’s pretty much the spirit of it.
Such a great time. I love TNNA, and I hope I can make it out to the winter show in California in January!
First up on my needles from the show is some awesome chainette linen from Shibui – I am very excited about it.
A couple of years ago when I went to TNNA in Columbus, I met Stephen West for the first time. Impressions? Sweet as anything, tall, has some wild trousers!
I was exhibiting some of my pieces in Ysolda’s booth that year, among them the Carter Cardigan. Stephen tried on my original, waist shaping and all, and of course looked smashing (as he always does). Photographic evidence!
Stephen knit up another for himself (proooobably omitting the waist shaping) and he’s awesome enough to let me share some of his photos with you. Here’s his Ravelry project page.
Afternoon Tea Volume Two
Afternoon Tea Volume One