Thursday, March 14, 2013

Yarn Tastings and New Babies

Things have certainly been exciting around here. After a long and difficult pregnancy,  my sister Brittany has mad me an Auntie again. Ireland Ellen made her appearance on Monday with great fanfare.

Me and Ireland

While waiting for her arrival,  I spent some time working on my entrelac baby blanket for my cousin. I'm working on weaving in the ends as I go. Hopefully it will save me some serious hassles later

Weaving in ends as I go. Yay me!

Last night I attended a yarn tasting at Common Thread in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Common Thread is right on the main drag in downtown Saratoga  Springs, NY

 It was hosted by Cascade Yarn, and let me tell you, it was a full house.

You can see that it was tight around the tasting table.

The shop employees were kept busy with all the purchases and prize drawings

The yarn and projects were beautiful, there were some great door prizes (I won yarn and a pattern), and there was wine and yummy snacks. They also had color cards there that they let you look over and place orders from.  That was an especially nice feature.  You weren't limited to the stock at hand.

This was the tasting table. They had mini skeins wound up that you could do a little test knitting with.

I did purchase some yarn, but honesty,  it was almost too crowded to shop effectively,  and some of the people there weren't always polite enough to move out of your way. Consideration is everything in a crowd.

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