Monday, August 12, 2013

Knit in Weekend and Yarn

What a fabulous fun weekend! On Saturday I got to enjoy a girls night out at a knit in. Our local yarn shop Gourmet Yarn Company hosts a knit in every month on the 2nd Saturday of the Month. This was only my 2nd time but it's was loads of fun! There's food, friends, and well lots of yummy yarn!

I met up with my local crochet buddies because well I don't knit much but crocheters are always welcome at the knit in. Here are a few fun pics.

Left to right: Me, Nicole of Boomer Beanies, and Rachel of Silly Stitches
Can you see what I'm making? 

I always have trouble deciding what project to take because we end up chatting and I lose track of what I'm making LOL! So I tried two different project and ended up untangling a skien of yarn then proceeding to make a Turtle prop since I can make those in my sleep now! 

We found this silly sign the reads "if I crochet fast, does it count as exercise? " 
We think is surly does count!! Oh and look a Playin' Hooky Sighting! (Nicole's t-shrit)

We had a ton of fun crocheting, knitting, showing off projects and of course shopping for yarn. Although I declined to purchase any this time, I enjoyed feeling, squishing and project thinking all the divine yarn! 

So after being inspired to knit I came home that very night and started browsing. How do you decide where to start? I went to my yarn stash and my skein of Lion Brand Amazing yarn grabbed my attention. It's gorgeous. I went to Lion Brand's website and browsed by yarn to see if they had a easy knit pattern that would inspire me that only needed one skien because that is all I had. 

I came across this: 

I made two already but I'm new enough to knitting I didn't even realize I did the 1st four rows wrong, like totally wrong until I was done so I took it apart and started over or I would have both done already. 

Here is one completed! The only thing wrong with this one is the edge. I need to remember not to bind off to tightly. That is an easy fix but I'd already weaved in the ends. LOL! 

These may seem silly but I hate socks! I would go barefoot all the time if I could but I think these would be great warmers in the cooler months plus I can still paint my piggies with my new obsession of Julep Polish !!! 

The rest of my weekend I enjoyed knitting and then I remembered I had Joann's birthday coupons so I thought I need more yarn! I got all this for $40.00 well technically $15 because my mom sent me $25 in yarn money for my birthday! 

4 balls of Bernat Mosaic
6 Balls of Sugar and Cream cotton
2 Balls of Joanna's exclusive Heartland by Lion Brand
3 balls of Vanna's Chioce
2 Balls of Natures Organic Cotton

I have ideas for some of these but not all. I think the Organic cotton will become pumpkin hats for fall. 

The sugar and cream is to make more Perfect Bags! I thinking one in OKC Thunder Colors and the other in the Jade/Purple my two favorite colors at the moment. 

The Heartland is for me to make some hats for winter but not sure what yet. I'm thinking of a slouchy/brimmed/textured something to design.

I hope you had a great weekend! This is my last week before school starts. My youngest starts kindergarden and it will begin a whole new adventure for our family! Have a fabulous week! 


Unknown said...

I totally love the Nature's Choice. IT is all I use when I make the boobie beanies!

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