26 February 2009


It's hard to believe that it's time for Stitches West again! I'm headed there tomorrow (Friday) with some fellow Ravelers. We're "only" going to the market, which is pretty overwhelming by itself. So much to see and touch!

Last year I found it helpful to make a fairly specific list and budget (including a list of what not to buy), so I've done the same this year. It keeps me focused and I'm much less likely to make impulse purchases. When I put my list together, I kept some upcoming knitalongs in mind.

March is just around the corner, which means another Malabrigo March! I'll be on the lookout for some Malabrigo Lace tomorrow to make Ishbel (for this KAL [Rav link]).

I'm also planning to get yarn for a Veste Everest at Black Water Abbey. It'll be too late for Vest-uary (Rav link), but there is an ongoing KAL thread for this pattern in the Interweave Knitters group on Ravelry. And, depending on what color I choose, it could work for Project Spectrum 4.

Black Water Abbey Mosaic

Quite honestly, all of the colors are gorgeous, but I keep wavering between Old Purple and Moss. I think either one would look good in this pattern. Old Purple was one of the colors I was instantly drawn towards; Moss would fit in nicely for the first color/theme set of Project Spectrum (North, Green, Stones/Gems/Rocks, Winter, Earth). Hopefully, seeing them in the skein will help me decide.

I'll also be stopping by some of the fiber vendors tomorrow, including A Verb for Keeping Warm, Pigeonroof Studios, and Tactile. Most my spinning lately has been with merino or merino blends, so I'd like to branch out and try something new.

If you see me at Stitches, please say hi! Most likely I'll be wearing my Ene's Scarf.