To market, to market - off to Dallas for the Urban Bazaar. The first day went well, that is until the guy that had been working on a piece of stained glass with a sautering tool for and hour promptly stood up and shattered the glass on the floor. Big oops on his part there.
All of my favorite Shabby Sheep customers stopping by of course. I love you guys!
It rained mid-day and the weather felt much more like Georgia swamp, minus the alligators than Texas with the dense humidity. But the sun came out after the rain and kids ran by and jumped around in the puddles and the light gleamed on their curly locks; OK that last part didn't happen but hey the sun did come out afterwards which always bodes well for better weather tommorrow and the dj really rocked. He had the Pulp Fiction soundtrack on repeat for his lunch break, can you say heaven.
I am half way through my second sock now and I must say I don't see any ladders anymore. I think they are now ladder free and looking much more like a well knit sock ought to look.
I have also been working on some swatches for some new Madtosh Patterns, which will be available soon. Two sock patterns, a lacy hat, mittens and more ....
The above swatch incorporates a honeycomb stitch, linen stitch, a ripple pattern and a basketweave. I am leaning towards the linen stitch in the middle myself.
As for the yarn, I held two stands together of the Aster and Nasturtium kettle dyed tweeds above. Color wise it really seemed to turn out like a desert sunset in Arizona, don't ask me how that happened, but I really like it, very Forest Gump in his running phase.
Well, I know everyone else is in Maryland at the Sheep and Wool Festival. I am slightly jealous, OK really jealous, but maybe next year and I am honestly saving my pennies for Rhinebeck. Please oh please may the gods of monetary budgeting and expenditures shine on this wish and make my Rhinebeck fantasies come true! WILL trade yarn for a ride to the festival. Any takers?
... And for books, I finally picked up a copy of Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns. All I can say is why in the ^#^$% did I not pick this up sooner and @#$@ if I did not waste my money buying the Vogue Stitchionary. Oh well, consider yourself warned and please go waaaaaaaaaaay out of your way to avoid making the same mistake I did. In other words just buy this damn book already!