Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A gorgeous day for Brimfield!

Paul and I went to Brimfield on Tuesday... it was a beautiful, sunny day! Brimfield is a HUGE antiques show in Brimfield, Mass (near Sturbridge). So many vendors, you can't see them all in one day. We try to go every year and usually look for our favorite vendors. This is one of mine, although I have yet to buy anything there! I just love the look of her booth. Ribbons, buttons and beads.... all color coordinated. It's just stunning:

After we were done looking around and purchasing (you will see my purchases at the shop soon!), we had our usual lunch -- Paul had his Pilgrim sandwich (turkey dinner on a roll) and I had a falafel wrap. YUM! And believe it or not, that's all we had! No kettle corn, no ice cream.
From there it was on to IKEA in New Haven, then home (350 miles later!). It was a tiring, but fun day.
In the car, I was able to finish my Jared Flood Turn a Square hat:

Made with Aslan Trends Artesanal (cotton, alpaca, nylon) -- I love how it came out, although my picture is pretty sad! I didn't have a head at home (Paul was busy).
I also was able to almost finish my Siesta shirt:
The only thing left to do is the applied i-cord to the neck, sleeves and bottom. I didn't realize until later, when I was looking in Ravelry, that I could have done the i-cord bind off on the bottom. Argh. I tried working on the i-cord once we got home but was having trouble picking up the stitches so I'll try again later today with a smaller needle. Can't wait to see the finished product - the i-cord will really make it look nice and neat.
Finally, I worked a little bit on my brioche knit hat -- sorry, no pics yet....
Overall, got a lot of knitting done, which I hadn't been able to do for a while - LOVE long car rides for that!
Customer Show and Tell:
Kathy's pretty stranded gauntlet mittens which she made with the Rialto DK in a class here at the shop:
And her Syracuse-colors double knit hat, made with Cascade 220:
And finally, her gorgeous Ishbel shawlette, made with Cascade Heritage sock yarn:
Laura's adorable baby hat, which she is test knitting for the designer:
Mary Kay's cute bolero sweater, made with Crofter DK:
Sue's crocheted scarf, made in the Crochet 101 class:
Then she went on to make book marks and washcloths!:
Wilna's Periwinkle Sheep socks in the "Rooster" colorway:
Wilna LOVES this yarn and says it's the only one she will make socks in now!
Speaking of Show and Tell, don't forget that next Wednesday, May 19, 6-8pm is the 3rd Annual Fashion Show and Tell Anniversary Celebration at the shop! Come show off your knitted/crocheted/spun/woven items, enjoy some munchies and win some great door prizes!

1 comment:

Karin said...

For obvious reasons, I'll have to miss the celebration...:(

please remember that top you made, next time I come in I want to get the pattern!! I love it. AND I need v-necks now.