Susan wrote a brief post about her recent and unexpected trip last weekend to DC to visit Surly. The post and the comments associated with it have mysteriously disappeared!! Hmmm. What happened there?
To recap: Susan had a brainstorm last Wednesday to fly out for a short visit, leaving on Friday and returning on Monday (then straight to work ::groan::)! Friday evening we visited Fibre Space — they were having a special yarn showing with Miss Babs. We initially were lukewarm to the idea, citing fatigue (laziness) and no need for new yarn (stash overload). We decided to go anyway and of course succumbed to the wonder that is the marriage of fiber and color!
Hmmm. Is anyone surprised?
Sweet Georgia merino silk lace (50% merino, 50% silk) in the color ginger as well as Miss Babs Tarte 4-ply fingering yarn (75% super wash merino, 15% nylon, 10% tencel) in the color Biker Chick…yes, Biker Chick!
Miss Babs Gradient set, 5 small skeins of Yummy 2-ply Toes (100% super wash merino) in the Pegasus color way. The five colors are from light to dark: Baham, Matar, Enif, Markab, and Pegasus
Susan only bought one item: one of the gradient sets from Miss Babs. She couldn’t figure out why it was called Onion:
With all the other colorways named for constellations and stars, could it be ORION??
Miss Babs Gradient set, 5 small skeins of Yummy 2-ply Toes (100% super wash merino) in the Orion color way. The five colors are from light to dark: Rigel, Mintaka, Bellatrix, Betelgeuse, and Orion (colors captured best in 2nd picture)
Sally’s last purchase is also her current project. It is truly butter soft.
Miss Babs Sojourn 2-ply (65% cashmere, 35% silk) in the color Lady Bug
The pattern is a gorgeous cowl, called Song of the Sea. Susan is going to use her Orion gradient to make one.
We ate, we laughed, we watched movies (with handsome leading men ) and did some knitting. Wow. Good times!