Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Fun Day Out!

You may notice that I’ve changed the title of my Blog from “Beth’s Quilty World” to “Beth’s Quilty & Knitty World”  I’ve gone feet first into the sock knitting pool!  And I’m loving it!!

Today was an event called The Homespun Yarn Party at the historic Savage Mill in Savage, Maryland (near Laurel, MD).  I had a blast!  Two of my favorite yarn vendors were there, The Sanguine Gryphon and Shelby B’s Designs.  I stocked up on Bugga! Sock yarn as well as some of the fun Harry Potter inspired yarns.

My daughter also decided that she wanted to learn how to spin yarn so we got her a drop spindle from the Alpacas of Maryland folks as well as some alpaca roving.  I hope she enjoys spinning so that she can spin the yarns for me to knit…..we could make a great team!!

Here are my most recent finished socks:

Tic-Tac-Toe Up Socks by Wendy Johnson using Bugga! Sock Yarn from The Sanguine Gryphon in the Cuban Cockroach colorway

Waterfall Socks also by Wendy Johnson using Boo Sock Yarn from Shelby B’s Designs in the Oliver Wood colorway.

Hope everyone is having a very crafty weekend!