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WiP Wednesday

So I’m finally getting around to posting about my SAFF trip, and my current WiP!

SAFF this year was loads of fun (I didn’t make it last year).  A group of 8 of us from my weekly knit night group rented a house on a farm nearby and stayed there from Thursday through Sunday.  It was so much fun!  We all went to SAFF on Friday, and then scattered groups of us hit SAFF again and went off to do other exploring the other days.  We had loads of fun, and way too much food (and drink!) 😉

I entered my Master Knitter sweater and hat into the garment competition, and my hat won a first place ribbon and judge’s choice, and my sweater won a first place ribbon as well!

"First

First Place ribbon AND Judge's Choice ribbon on my hat!

I didn’t spend too much money (I have plenty of yarn stash already, I don’t need more! That’s what I told myself…) – but I did buy a few things… and some yarn. Oops!

My Friday haul.  I was very good.
My Friday purchases.
Sunday SAFF purchases
My Sunday purchases

 

I bought three skeins of Verdant Gryphon Bugga to do a Hitofude with (I’ll show you that in a bit):

Bugga in 'Fierce Snake' from Verdant Gryphon.
‘Fierce Snake’ colorway.

And one skein of Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in ‘Starry Night’:

Starry Night in Djinni Sock from Dragonfly Fibers

Plus a SAFF tote bag and some Cherry Chocolate goat’s milk fudge. (YUM!)

Then I saw a few things my friends had bought when we got back to the house Friday night, and naturally determined that I needed to do some more shopping on Sunday when I went back to pick up my sweater and hat! 😉

So I picked up some absolutely sumptuous alpaca/silk fiber from Copper Corgi:

Alpaca/silk fiber from Copper Corgi

And discovered that my ribbons came with cash prizes, so I splurged with my winnings and bought a skein of pure cashmere yarn:

100% Cashmere yarn!

Plus I got an oblong basket and a Big Bang Theory sock project bag. (That was a no brainer.)

That’s all I bought! 🙂  And I didn’t come home with a fleece like I did two years ago, so that’s good – I showed some restraint. 🙂

I wound up one skein of my Bugga on Saturday morning there at the house (several of us brought ball winders and swifts, of course) and swatched for my Hitofude right away.  Got gauge (yay!) and then casted on.

Here’s how far I am as of last night (it gets picked up here and there, but I have about two or three other designs I’m working on, so it’s not getting my full attention, sadly):

Hitofude in progress

Hitofude close up
Close up

I’m totally in love with the color of this.  It’s like a bark color from far away, but up close there are all these little flecks of bright colors that pop out at you – it’s amazing.

It’s a very interesting and fun knit!  I’m a bit worried I’m going to run out of yarn, even though I did buy plenty according to the pattern.  We’ll see.

So that’s what I’m working on (that I can show you) and what I bought at SAFF several weeks ago!

Also , there are still coupon codes left for my sock pattern, so check out my post from Sunday if you want a free copy of my ‘Not So Beginner’s Socks’!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

 

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