Thursday, August 23, 2007

Yarn Pr0n Friday - Williamsburg Edition, Week One

So, last Wednesday (the 15th) Carrie, Maryanne, Carol and I piled into the car and had ourselves a little road trip down to Williamsburg, VA. You can see Carrie's recap of the trip here - I'll sum it up this way: We started laughing when we left the house at 8:30 in the morning, and we were still laughing when we got back there at 11:00 that night. It was a great day with three really great women. And I can't wait to do it again.

While we were there, we spent a good amount of time at Knitting Sisters - a really lovely store run by some really lovely women. I might, perhaps have picked up some yarn while there. I know, I know. You're shocked.

Here is a shot of my purchases:

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Look! Basket Pr0n!

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This is a Lantern Moon "Rio" basket. Honestly, I've seen LM baskets all over the place, and while I thought they were pretty, none of them grabbed me until I saw this one. The instant I saw it, I knew it was coming home with me.

Claudia Handpaints Fingering in Knitting Sisters' own colorway (light on the left, original on the right). This will be a Jaywalker Scarf, as devised by JavaJem.

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Claudia Handpaints Silk Laceweight in "Walk in the Woods". Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff. It's so soft, and it absolutely glows.

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In other news, I finished my mystery stole!

The pointy end:
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The wing:
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Closeup of the wing, with some bead detail:

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A very happy (if slightly dorky-looking) lace knitter:

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I love this thing. I can't wait until my new shawl pin (I ordered the silver swan) arrives and I can decide on an occasion to wear it. :)

And now, I'm off to bed. Stephie is here, and we're heading out to Philly tomorrow with Annemarie for a Knitty get-together. Kris will be holding down the fort here and hosting a poker night with the boys. I fear slightly for the state of my house when we get back...

18 Comments:

At 4:41 AM, Blogger Adrienne said...

Your shawl looks FANTASTIC!

 
At 6:19 AM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Nice porn! Wish I had knit more when we did Williamsburg, would have made it more exciting stopping by a yarn store with yarn that pretty!

Your craft room looks like it's own LYS dearie!!!

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Mtwelovett said...

I can't believe you went to Williamsburg and didn't tell me... I LOVE knitting Sisters...we go when we visit my aunt and uncle in Williamsburg.

 
At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Telmah said...

*silk envy*

the lace photos are gorgeous too!

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Maryanne said...

We did have a great day! I'm so glad Carrie and I got to introduce you and Carol to Knitting Sisters. The sisters are the nicest people.
Your shawl is fabulous. You have me in a beaded lace shawl frame of mind. Tell you about it when I see you.
Have fun this weekend.
Maryanne

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger weezalana said...

Basket pr0n, nice! It reminds me of your Mrs. Weasley sleeves!

Wow, look at the gleam on that silk - it almost makes me want to knit with laceweight! Almost. ;)

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger Magatha said...

My Goodness! That is the best one yet! "I'd wear that" <---that's my highest compliment.

Claudia Handpaints in all silk? I've got to check this out. (I'm really into the silks of late.)

That rainbow basket is a wonderful thing isn't it?

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger sgeddes said...

The shawl is beautiful!

I love the pron and the basket! very nice find.

Have a great time on your adventure.

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger Jo said...

Your mystery stole looks amazing - I can't wait for the next shot with the shawl pin.

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger buttercup said...

Wow! love the shawl. Love the yarn!

See you in 22 hours!!!!! YEEEEE HAHAHHHAHAHA!

 
At 12:44 PM, Anonymous rawedges said...

your shawl is gorgeous. wow.

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger PocketSize said...

Yummy! I can't wait till we can take another yarn safari. Though I'm sure my bank account is living in fear of the next one... ;)

And btw, the stole looks GORGEOUS. When do I get to see it in person? ;)

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger Lauren said...

That yarn shines!!

Your shawl looks great. The mystery pattern was a really interesting one.

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

It looks GREAT! I could read that you had finished but wasn't able to see the pics until now. Great job!

(And you really need to make your banner clickable to bring you back to the main page. When you get a chance. KTHXBAI)

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger Rain said...

Oh wow! I think yours is the nicest I've seen. The colour is amazing. Stunning stuff.

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger kemtee said...

You were in Williamsburg and you didn't TELL ME? Ye gourds, woman… I'm less than an hour away…

… and I look for reasons to go back to Knitting Sisters…

…waa.

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger jpknits said...

Wonderful work.
Beautiful silk acquisition.

Goofy? Not in the least.

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Bobbi said...

love the basket pr0n! LOL what a beautiful basket and that really is some lovely yarn to go with it!

 

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