Friday, September 15, 2006


Sep. 14 Recap

How much fun are we having?? That's Cheri, Eileen, Velma and Sacha last night at Purl 'n Hurl. Sacha stopped by for a visit - congrats to her and her newly-affianced beau Jay! - and everyone was thrilled to see her. Sacha is holding a copy of the Knitty pattern for the Intolerable Cruelty Skirt that Velma has fallen in love with and started a knitalong for, and says she is volunteering to be the "Official Purl 'n Hurl Ball Winder," so bring your yarn next week 'cuz Sacha is rarin' to go!

Cheri was working on this Gumdrop Baby Hat from Lamb's Ear Designs in SWTC Soysilk. Soysilk is made from... wait for it... leftover tofu! No, really, it is a by-product of the tofu manufacturing process! She also had her Daria Purse WIP, made from Noro Daria, a nylon cord yarn, that she got at Woolstock Yarn Shop, and another WIP, the Bistro Shirt from Oat Couture that she picked up at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company on her recent trip to Long Beach.

Eileen worked briefly on her intarsia baby blanket, pictured here last week, then whipped out the lace Branching Out scarf from Knitty made from the Elsebeth Lavold yarn she showed us last week. Both looked beautiful, and are coming along nicely. She was talking about her upcoming trip to Buffalo for the holidays, which made Velma pout because that means she won't be around for a few weeks worth of Purl 'n Hurl. Sad Velma.

Velma is about 8 inches into Temptation, a ballet-neck ribbed pullover from Knitty, knit in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino aran in an eggplant shade. Scrumptious in the hand, it should feel outrageous on. For show-and-tell, she brought the new Ram Wools catalog, and is pictured here in the old FO she was sporting last night: legwarmers in Noro Kureyon. She also confessed her bobble mishap: seems she misread the pattern for her Noni Bobbles Bag, and has to re-knit 2/3 of the bobbles because of her dorkitude. Doh!

There was much merrymaking and margarita consumption, and we had a blast. Hope to see more of you there next week: same bat time, same bat channel. Have a great weekend; since there was no interest in heading to Booneville for the California Wool and Fiber Festival, see you at the Northcountry Fair!

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