Sunday, June 15, 2008

Aint No Party Like A Wool Party


Friday morning the knitting posse loaded up and headed to Allenspark to spend the night knitting, drinking, eating, and most importantly laughing.


We stayed at the Meeker Park Lodge. They have some of the cutest log cabins to stay in. I highly recommend this place.

The plan was to get up early and hit the Estes Park Wool Market first thing in the morning. Mission accomplished!


The first booth we hit was the Plain & Fancy booth. The beauty you see below is going to get knit into a Seraphim Shawl. I grabbed three skeins of that.



We hit a bunch of other booths and then circled back to our favorites. I grabbed some pretty pale pink laceweight yarn from Skaska Designs. It is 55% silk and 45% cashmere. To die for!

I also grabbed some Graceful Lace Yarn from the same booth. This is going to be knit into something gorgeous. I'm just not sure what yet. I was thinking something with a leaf pattern might be nice since it has three shades of green through out the skein.



Last but not least we back tracked to the Textiles A Mano booth that was jam packed. I grabbed two skeins of Wuxi which is 50% silk and 50% wool. This stuff is sooooo soft. I think this soft treasure is going to be knit into a Hanami Stole by Pink Lemon Twist.

On the drive home in Sams sporty convertible, I acquired this beautiful shade of red. Yeah I think it is safe to say I reached lobster status. My face is equally red but I figured I would spare you that picture. The bright red face with my glowing white eyeballs will scare the pants off ya. Sam offered the sunscreen and I politely said, "No thank you." Boy was that a mistake. I forget how bad the sun is here. Had I done the math (eek numbers!) and took the time it takes to get home and then figured in those hours sitting in the sun. I might have begged to use it. Lesson learned.



ROCK LOBSTER!

12 comments:

StarSpry said...

I had so much fun! I love all the yarn you acquired this weekend...very pretty :)

What a bummer about the sunburn :(

CraftyLaDonna said...

Owww, dude, that is so gonna hurt!

Dang, they must've been out of those wool market bags today because I didn't see those anywhere. :(

Iron Needles said...

Yikes! And that red doesn't really match anything you bought...

Kim said...

I love everything you got except the sunburn--ouch! Get some aloe and immerse yourself in it :)

WandaWoman said...

Dang, too bad about the sunburn.

Sam said...

Hmm... I shouldn't have offered, I should have insisted. Next time I'm going to pin you down and cover you in factor 50!

piddleloop.com said...

oh man i love me some B52's

anyways look at y'all looking so cute in yer car with yer swim suits and oars!

moo said...

Has anyone called you Mel? With your green top you look a bit melon~ish. Ouch. Hope you are okay. But your take...love it all,don't you! That shawl will be beautiful.

Mary-Kay said...

Ok, I love all of the yarnage you brought home. I'm not really lovin' the burn because that would be sooooo me with my Irish skin. I'm sooooo sorry. That just looks extremely painful!

Marisol said...

looks like loads of fun! But ouch on the sunburn:( Feel better soon.

Michelle said...

OUCH! That's one tough burn. I hate those. Hope you are recovering quickly.
It was a great time this weekend. Very cool hanging out. Your photos of the yarn are awesome! I love how vividly the colors are showing up.

wooly daisy said...

looks like a mighty bunch of fun to me-sorry about the sunburn-i'm a pasty white person that suffers from this ailment too. my mom's remedy of making strong black tea-let it cool and dab it on works wonders. something about the tannic acid.