Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

I have festive candles!

October 29

I have festive socks!

October 30

Yarn: Vesper in "Candy Corn"
Started: 10/9/10
Finished: 10/29/10

Today I wore my candy corn socks... it's a dream that's taken a few years to achieve.

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As for other non-Halloween things, I've been meaning to talk about my knitting trip to Port Townsend a couple weeks ago!

My lovely friend Erin had a birthday, so her sister came to town and the three of us headed out to the Olympic Peninsula for a relaxing weekend of knitting, coffee drinking, yarn shops, yummy food, and more yarn shops.

On the way there we stopped in Port Gamble and visited The Artful Ewe:

October 15

The whole store was full of baskets of fiber and yarn hanging on the walls... it was great! I found a skein of yarn there for my Blurple Waves blanket, some beautiful BFL sock yarn, and a bit of fiber.

Being silly me, I only brought a sweatshirt as I hadn't needed a real coat yet this year... thank goodness Erin brought lots of knitwear and let me borrow some of it!

erin in knits

We also visited the yarn store in Port Townsend, Diva Yarn. It was small, but had lots of nice stuff. I got some Merisoft there for Blurple Waves. I've decided it's a good project for souvenir yarn.

Perhaps the most amusing part of the trip to me was the sheer number of knitting projects I had packed. I spent Friday morning thinking "Oh, I should bring...!" and throwing yet another project into my bag. When I got there I realized I had brought the aforementioned Candy Corn socks, Cinnamon Grace, Pretty Thing, Skew, Girasole, and yarn to start the birthday socks for my sister.

After realizing how crazy I was to bring 5 WIPs and yarn for another project on a 2 night trip, I decided to work on each project at least once... and I did! Well, other than the birthday socks that didn't get cast on.

I'll leave you with the view from our hotel room:

October 16

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4 Comments:

Blogger dianne said...

That sounds like a fun weekend with friends! I'm going on a cruise later this week and my mental list of WIP's has about 5 things on it. Overkill, I know, for 5 nights, but.... I think you understand :-)

5:11 AM  
OpenID roseread said...

Love the candy corn socks! I'm so glad you finally have them.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Glad I could share my knitwear with you!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

Wow, all that fiber! Ahem...

Great socks. And... awesome shoes! I'm usually not a shoe person, but simply love those!

4:05 AM  

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