Monday, March 21, 2011

good things...

I received my {Urban} Home Goods swap package last week from Strawberrylicious...


Isn't this piece a-maz-ing? It was created based on the folded table centerpiece pattern here. It is so intricate - I could have cried when I opened it - so much effort for me, shucks, that feels pretty special. I am thinking I would like to try this technique...on a much smaller scale...using this potholder tutorial. It is always exciting to have something new to try.

This weekend was the Madison Knitter's Guild Knit-In. The highlight for me was that Christine from near Boston and Carolyn from near Chicago came to my hood and we stayed in a swanky bed and breakfast that had many perfect places to knit. And then the icing on the cake was The Plucky Knitter had a booth FULL of fantastic yarn at the event. I was able to help set up and get a pre-look at every skein, self serving as it was, it was fun to get up way too early to fondle all of that yarn. num.


Christine and Sarah, the Plucky Knitter


What I won't show you is a picture of my sitting my sweats all day today - I took a vacation day to recover from the weekend, cause knitting and enjoying the company of friends is real tough work. The best kind.


Blogger Carolyn said...

It was a fantastic weekend!! And I felt the same way about the tea mat that you made me. Not only did it take a tremendous amount of detailed work, but I got some Flea Market Fancy!!

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

I pinned that quilt on Pinterest! It's so awesome that you got it!

I'm glad you had a fun weekend, and it's great that you also took a day off today. Those kinds of weekends are exhausting :)

7:19 PM  
Blogger mle said...

Oooo! nice swap package! So lovely!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

what a great weekend!
and wow - that is an amazing gift, so intricate

8:50 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Gorgeous swap indeed!
Love Plucky - it's really my hands down favorite indie yarn, along with Yarntini!

7:32 PM  
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