I got up early to go early to the Knitter's Frolic, here in Toronto. I was at the full parking lot at 9 a.m. The doors opened at 9. It was nice to see so many people getting to see all the beautiful yarns and yarns and yarns. And some other things.
As I was walking around, I saw a lady wearing a stunning "Harlequin Dress Coat", designed by Jane Slicer-Smith, and the pattern is available in "Knitter's", Winter 2006 issue.
I tried to convince the lady to go outside in a dark alley with me, but she laughed and immediately said that the coat stays... I had not even told her why I invited her to a duel, duh, how did she know. Well, if I had a coat like that, I would not go with anyone to a dark alley. Smart lady. oh, and the coat was beautiful.
I didn't buy the kit, but bought the magazine, although I highly suspect I already have it, but I could not take a chance not having it, and coming home not finding it. Well, I could have always gone back to the show, since I had the stamp on my hand. If I have another copy, I'll donate it to our knitting guild.
So, my plan is to make this coat with Paton's Grace. I have so much of it. I hoarded the yarn when I was in my cotton crochet/knit kick. Aren't I always? Right now it's size 10 or 5 cotton thread kick. Oh, dear me, I am so bad.
I bought 100% cotton yarn, "Londra 3" in variegated turquoise going to light blue. It's Egyptian cotton, made in Italy. I was sure I could use the yarn for my Harlequin coat, but it's thinner than Patons Grace. Oh, well, Londra can be used for something else. I am sure I can think of something next year. I still have yarn untouched that I bought in CGOA 2006 Chain Link in Valley Forge. TSK TSK.
Now that the tax return is safely with the accountant, I can sit back and relax, and start thinking of the finishing for the free pattern I started about a month ago. I am so profoundly sorry that I have left it hanging there, unfinished....BUT (why is there always a "but"?) I am a fickle individual when it comes to my knitting and crocheting. Like right now, I am soooo tempted to start the Harlequin coat, without finishing the vest I am making right now. The vest that is taking all my free time, and my time from blogging. That vest should be finished fairly soon, unless I start drooling on something else. Ok, I will not think of the other thing I need to do within two weeks. Paisleys, ouch. I am in a paisley exchange challenge again, and we are making three paisleys for each member in the group who is participating. that means I need to make 12. I was going to say 15, but I don't have to make any for myself. I made two already, that were test pieces.
And, furthermore, I bought a top for the summer, but it's very open, I am shy, so I decided to crochet something around the neckline. I started already, but put it aside, because of the vest.f that vest isn't done soon, I am going to scream.
It's an oversized tee shirt, and feels great. I am sure I will wear it every time I go yarn shopping. And the best of all, it was just ten bucks, mas o menos.
That's it for my shopping. I am sure I remembered everything now.
And a ball of velvet South Maid crochet thread. That's it. I promise.
I guess I have not mentioned the www.crochetinsider.com that has some of my stuff also displayed.
Oh, and www.intff.org has my element scrumbles also. That site might be busy, I could not get in, but do try again.