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Old 06-10-2007, 08:46 AM   #1
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I was able to stop by The KC this weekend and the strangest thing happened! When I arrived home, I found that some gorgeous bundles of yarn had hitched a ride with me That yarn, she is such a brazen hussy, always pushing herself on you, promising that she'll make you feel good

Unfortunately I wasn't able to take any of the classes, but I met some very cool people at the market and I'll admit, it was awesome to get some compliments on my felted bag, hee! Next year I'll definitely plan to take a class or two so I can spend even more time with all the fun knitterly folks.

First of all, I was extremely excited about my membership bag that had all sorts of goodies in it! Lots of yarn, a water bottle, a couple magazines, patterns and a pretty card. Only $10!! Wheeee!

The market was fun and I was drooling over everything! It was awesome to see all that freaking fiber in one spot, not to mention all the wonderful designs on display and some really beautiful jewelry as well!

The ladies at Yarn Love were very fun and friendly and had some magnificent yarn. I think this Anne Shirley yarn in Limeade and Violet is destined to become a lovely bag. And how perfect that it just matches perfectly with a couple of the skeins of yarn in my goody bag!

Then I managed to fall in love with some gorgeous yarn from Chameleon Colorworks in Taos and Sea Monster. This is the softest wool yarn I've ever had the pleasure to fondle. If it didn't say wool on the tag, I would have thought it to be silk. I think these two pretties are destined to be lovely fingerless gloves and a Dream Swatch. Also, the owner was absolutely delightful and we chatted quite a bit! I can't wait to knit with this yarn.

Of course I had to get some loverly sock yarn, as it would be a mortal sin to ignore the porn that was the Cider Moon booth, right??? How can you not love something called Exploding Clown Factory? Hee. It will make a very cool pair of socks for my best friend Amy for Christmas! I loved everyone at CM, they were so fun and friendly. If they weren't so crowded, I could have spent hours there just chatting away!

Finally, I truly fell in lust with some stunning beaded cuffs at the Noah's Landing booth. They had some divine hand dyed silk/wool in gorgeous tones and some awesome Habu silk that just had to come home and live with me. They had a great deal with the yarn, beads and pattern that I could not pass up! In my defense, only one pair of the cuffs will be for me, the other will be a gift The owner was really helpful in assisting me with picking out yarn and beads for my cuff kit! I can't wait to make them, as it will be my first attempt at knitting with beads.

There were lots of other vendors there with some fantastic yarns, some great prices and others that were a bit overpriced. Then there were some sinful yarns that were absolutely deserving of their price; sadly out of my budget. I was craving this luxurious Blue Heron hand painted fingering weight yarn with some sparkle for a wrap, but I behaved myself and tried to only buy for others. There was also a vendor (I can't remember the name right now) that had these glorious giant skeins of 12 types of fiber mixed together and the shawls and sweaters that they had on display were to-die-for beautiful. Sadly, again not in my budget! Maybe next year

All in all, a wonderful day and now I have TONS of holiday gift giving knitting to do!

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Old 06-10-2007, 10:03 AM   #2
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*wipes a little drool* Can I hate you a bit for your Saturday fun?

I met that same exact Blue Heron yesterday. About a quarter skein was in the discount room of my LYS priced at $3 and wearing no label. I asked the owner who she was. She followed me home.
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Wow!! what a wonderful haul. it sounds like you had a blast!!! and you are right- how can you not love "Exploding Clown Factory" ha! you are so lucky!!!!
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They all look wonderful. I wouldn't know which to start on first.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:29 PM   #6
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zip, now I'm jealous! That Blue Heron stuff was some sexy yarn

Also, I just realized that for some reason the link to the yarn and beads from Noah's Landing didn't work. Ooops! Here it is!
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