Monday, August 07, 2006

Hey, Knit Happens.

Joe & I went to Virginia this weekend to see our friends down there and look where they took me:

Knit Happens in Alexandria!

Wasn't someone wondering where the heck all the Koigu in the world was? I think I found it all:

Those are buckets of Kersti on the side.

They also had an impressive amount of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock.

Lots of Regia......

And look at all this Art Yarn. Crazy! Karen would have been in heaven!

I was pretty good. I bought some Lorna's Laces, some Koigu, some Debbie Bliss Soho for a hat (25% off! I had to buy it!), and the new Interweave for the plane ride home. They had some cashmere stuff that was $35 a ball. I quickly put it down. They also had a BUNCH of Noro including Iro, which I had never seen in person before. Pretty neat stuff. Kinda regretting not getting some. Oh well.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Short row success!

Well, pretty much. After a .discussion at Karen's blog and Wendy at knit & tonic saying they caused her to get so stressed that she got a case of BO from the adrenaline; I decided to give short rows another try. One of Wendy's commenters recommended this link for an easy version with no wraps, no backwards yarnovers, and no knit 3 togethers. And, look! No holes! And there's none on the other side either! (ok, there's one tiny one, but it's because I wasn't paying attention, not the fault of the pattern).

Please tell me my ankles are not that huge. It's a funny angle, right?