Monday, June 25, 2007

Ocean State Blogger Meetup

What do knit bloggers love to do? Well that’s easily answered: peruse yarn shops in search of luscious yarns and meet with fellow bloggers and non- bloggers alike. That is what we did at Sakonnet Purls on a lovely Saturday afternoon in June.

There was lots of yarn by the usual manufacturers. What caught my eye was the sumptuous display of Rowan’s Kid Silk Haze in every color. Claudia’s Handpaint Yarn was winking at me as was Jitterbug sock yarn. Kristen managed to pick up some wonderful turquoise alpaca wool to make a Tasha Tudor Shawl. Carol purchased the bargain of the day: 4 skeins of Noro Kureyon in a wonderful brown colorway. She managed to also do some yarn enabling. Those who know Carol well are aware of her strengths in this endeavor. Her influence set my project wheels in motion causing me to buy 2 skeins of bargain Noro in a black, gray and fuschia colorway. Kimberly purchased some luscious wool silk called Rapture by Reynolds.

Once we had our fill of yarn and needle shopping we headed to the back room to knit and chat. What I love most about meeting with other knitters is seeing their projects. Erica was knitting Pomatomus socks, a free sock Pattern at . Be sure to check out this new summer issue.Kimberly brought along her blue coloway Diamond Fantasy Shawl which is moving along rapidly. Carol worked on her Trekking socks. We spied another Lady Eleanor shawl done in Noro yarn.

My project,a felted flappable bag, made an appearance as well. I am happy to say it’s almost ready to felt. One snag in the bag was the fact I was short one skein of yarn.....not to stash came to the rescue. I found an orphan skein of the same wool in another color. Now for the fun part.........

After project viewing, we moved on to discuss the creation of a Ocean State web ring for knit and crochet bloggers from Rhode Island as well as bloggers who have any ties to the state. We had a great day and hope to meet again in the future.


Anonymous said...

It was a good time, wasn't it? And fun seeing what everyone was working on and what they ended up buying.

Anonymous said...

The nice thing about an RI meetup is that nobody has to drive very far to get there. ;-)

I've ordered online from Sakonnet Purls, but I had no idea it was such a pleasant place to visit. It looks like somebody's living room! ;-)

Anonymous said...

It was so nice to meet you! I'm glad you warned me about Carol's enabling time I'll be on my guard!