Vegas Baby!!

Well on Wednesday I head to Vegas. I am attending the Blog World Expo, with my hubby. He leaves on Tuesday. Seperate planes there AND back.. sigh. It ought to be interesting. Never flew by myself before!! Traveled by bus by myself once.. and that didn’t go so hot! So look out for some travel tales!

So.. any nice knitting shops in Vegas?? SnB Vegas?? I know there is a loom knitter out there somewhere!!

It seems that I might just be the only knitblogger there representing. Wendy, Yarn Harlot, and Crazy Aunt Purl are all nominated for awards at PostieCon (the blog expo next door) But I know for sure Yarn Harlot isn’t going and I suspect the other two are not going either..

So Stephanie said that is was all me.. hehehe  Go figure!

My blog expo knitting.. well hopefully I will get one of my infamous UFO’s done before I go..

 Morehouse Merino Fiddlehead Scarf

The Morehouse Merino Fiddlehead Scarf. I am halfway done and if I need to I will take it on the plane with me. Then I plan to have my November project for Elizabeth’s year in hand for expo knitting..EZ’ Moccasins..  that is if I end up with any time! We’ll see!

I will definitely be ‘in search of ‘ knit bloggers!

Tommorrow.. my house will be cleaner than it has EVER been since we moved in.. that’ll be nice. Maybe I will give you a little video tour when the cleaning is done!! We’ll see just how good these Sears guys are!

The notions at Rhinebeck or the rest of the haul!

There were a few small things I needed to replace, and at least one goodie I likes and got.. There were also a few things I didn’t get because the vendors were out! But I plan to get them!

Along with the yarn from Briar Rose I got a great button.

I plan to pull a Kohler of knitting and ‘knit a sweater around this button!’ Which is kinda funny because as I was looking through them someone in the booth said.. ‘What would you buy a button then knit a sweater around it?’ I giggled.

Then a little sheep measuring tape and a needle gauge to replace mine.

I got those from the Carodan Farm booth. Nice people! You will remember my vintage wrap was made from their worsted yarn! They were delighted to see that I was wearing their yarn! (oooh looks like they are having a knitting retreat!)

An Addi needle so I can actually make the Morehouse Merino Fiddlehead scarf that I bought a kit for last year. And just how do I ask could I resist those Lobster Mitts? OI! I think they might just be my travel knitting when I head to Vegas next week!

I wanted to get some snap closures for a little quick knit bag but the vendor had run out of them so I am working on getting them by email!

Azia got some more needle felting supplies, she always manages to get me to spend some money on her!

If you are having trouble seeing the slideshow simply click on View all Images and it will take you right to it on the slide site! Sorry!

And Now for the Rest of the week’s events!

It seems like this week has been filled with nothing but bad news…but other things happened this week.. good things! I was woken up by the sound of a hot air balloon this morning.. that was kinda neat..

I did some fun knitting..


The heart hat from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Workshop book. It’s turned out a little smaller than I wanted.. but hey the point was to try it out and have fun! Had to have a little knit in public project..

We have our yard back!

Almost..the grass has to grow in, and I need to get out there and put my Hosta’s back in the ground, and get some landscaping fabric down on some parts so they don’t wash away.

And I finally got my wedding ring resized!!!


It’s only been about 8 years since I have been able to wear my wedding ring.. so hey I think it’s about time! Don’t you?

I got to ‘read’ a book! The Friday Night Knitting Club. I highly recommend it, to not just knitters.. but knitters will especially appreciate it. I loved it, I hated it and in the end I give it two thumbs up!

Not much else.. mostly work knitting, and I am making progress on that front which means.. it will end!!! WOO HOOO!!!
I really don’t begrudge work.. it’s just taking all my time and focus, and being the ADD knitter that I am there is always something pretty shiney that I want to try! SO I have to buckle down, finish this and then I can move on to some fun! (not that this isn’t fun.. it is.. really..)

*imagine photos of these lovely objects here.. as it seems my camera is not working again this morning! I’ll try to get the pictures to add to the post later!!

The Fall Pattern Sale continues.. so remember to put fallsale in the code box during checkout to get $1.00 off per pattern. And I still have that big box of acrylic available, and I have a couple packs of Rowan Wool Cotton for sale. Check it out here.