Saturday, February 23, 2008

Fairies, socks, and a wolf in grandma's (flower?) bed...

Day late...and too many photos to print...
will just have to pick out the best.
First up...what's on my needles, lest I get
too much away from knitting...I am deep into a
free form project, and now that I am halfway
through, I must say it is so addicting!
Hope to have photos up on that one by Friday.

First up: went to the Rhode Island
Spring Flower and Garden Show
in Providence, Rhode Island this weekend...
this was my first visit
to this particular show...and I would classify
it as a Keeper!
This year's theme was Fairy Tales,
and they all seemed to be well
represented and the whole show was
most enchanting...
My major purchase was a large bunch of
pussy willows for only $4.
and we all got free flower seeds,
mine were "forget me not."

A few more photos of more commonly known fairy tales:
Hansel & Gretel, the 3 Little Pigs, and even the Big Bad Wolf
in Granny's bed, which is depicted here as a "Flower Bed."

And a few final lovely flower scenes...

I went with a girlfriend and we squeezed in time
for just one yarn store
experience in Rhode Island...we chose the Yarn Outlet
in Pawtucket, R.I.
as it was actually on our way.
We were both pleased, and went home
with several new purchases...
they have loads of books, most of which
were on sale...and lots of lovely sale yarn also.
my favorite purchase was a skein of
filatura di crosa party yarn, which looks
exactly like green grass knit up...
Easter is coming folks....need that
green grass...for my knitted eggs and
knitted bunnies..........

Finally, I am currently back to knitting socks,
found an ankle sock pattern that I really love,
and knits up really quick too, just grabbed some
crazy Easterish colored yarn from my stash...
and now I have some lovely socks for the spring.
Worsted Ankle Sock Pattern can be found here:

then I went into my new Kristin Nicholas book,
Kristin Knits and made some of her wild colored
socks with her signature embroidery.

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