Tuesday, May 06, 2008

MDSW Fun and Some Syncopation

Phew! What a weekend! It was such tremendous fun hanging out with Liz on Saturday -- and extra special fun meeting her Montco Sit and Knit friends! I keep thinking about how much fun it would be to take a trip up to Philly just to hang out and knit with these people.

The BackBou did a great job of just taking the kids away to look at dogs and sheep and funnel cake while I was browsing stalls with Liz and standing for an hour in the Socks That Rock line.

But now I have my first skeins of STR! There are some rockin' BSJs are in my future ...

I won't bore everyone with a stash enhancement report (I did well), instead I'll show you the great picture from the day ...

Aileen, Sally, Lolly, Isel, Liz, a mystery guest, and Jenna. As you can see from the "Rabbits" sign, we were at the packed Ravelry meet-up.

And now for a FO!

Pattern: Syncopated Caps by Kate Gilbert, Interweave Knits Summer 2007
Yarn: Plain and Fancy Sheep and Wool Co
Needles: US 4s
Notes: No pattern mods even though I thought I would need to add some length. However, I knit the women's size and it fit me perfectly. The yarn, as I've said before, is a dream. Knit with it. Love it.

I had bought the yarn so that R and I would have matching caps, but she really, really wants this to be an end-of-the-year present for one of her teachers. I can't say no since I love her almost as much as R does.


margene said...

The hats are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

sweetie, y'all can cross the mason-dixon line anytime you want and knit/crochet with us!

we would love to have y'all as a guest!

(I can say y'all cause I lived all over northern va. for 20 years 1979-1999)


anne marie
founder and fearless leader
montco SnK

Bridget said...

I'm impressed that you were willing to stand in line for the STR ... I had no desire to, even though I really like the yarn!

Those are really great hats - I may have to try that pattern.

(Sorry I missed seeing you on Saturday!)

Lolly said...

I was thrilled to meet you, Ann! :) LOVE the hats!

(and the mystery guest is Amy "felinemagnet" on Ravelry)

Sally said...

It was wonderful to meet you and your family, Ann! I do hope we can all get together and knit soon.


Suzanne said...

Rocking the syncopation!

I was too starstuck to introduce myself to Lolly, but I wanted to. I am such a fan!

I started a bsj w/ on of the skeins of str--its better than I imagined. only problem is I have no baby to give it to!

MandellaUK said...

Trust me, stash enhancement is never boring!

Anonymous said...

How fun!

Wonderful hats!

Jenna said...

It was great fun to meet you! Congrats on the STR score - I don't have to fortitude to stand in that line.

The hats are really lovely! The str would be great in that pattern, too...

Aileen said...

I am so glad I finally got to meet you and your family. You know you are always welcome here in PA. We don't bite, I promise.

Liz K. said...

We had an awesome day, didn't we?