Sunday, April 22, 2007

Falling down on the blogging job

So, I composed two posts but never actually posted either of them. I felt I wasn't finished with them, but then I never found the time to actually complete them. So, here they both are:

Chrissy and Katrina were two of the people who put on the 2007 Tigard Knitting Guild Shop Hop. We got to the school where we all met to get on the bus. When we got there, we received our Lantern Moon bags with PLENTY of loot in there. So much that the organizers suggested we put them in our cars because they were heavy. In the bags was an Interlacements Scarf Kit, a mini skein of Panda Wool some miscellaneous yarn samples from KPixie; candy and some yarn from The Sweet Sheep. We got a pattern book from Dale, and lots of coupons and samples. Heck, I can’t remember it all, use a combination of my pictures and Amanda’s post. She covered it all very well. Also check the Shop Hop Blog for the mother load of information and pictures.

At the first store, All About Yarn, I got a book I had wanted for a long time, a pattern that Halle Berry wore in A Perfect Stranger. It looks cozy! And a thing to put on my finger to control more than one strand of yarn at a time.

At The Knitting Bee, I got a pattern from Fiber Trends for a dress for Ayanna and got some Red Encore to make it. I also got a mini Kacha counter.

At Knit/Purl I got some roving, a spindle and a couple of patterns.
I also decided to help Darcy (the owner) wrap purchases. This is my store. I am there every week for knit night, and I like these people. I got some good-natured ribbing, but it was okay.

I found a second favorite store. I really like Dublin Bay, and their knit night is Tuesday. When I can’t make it to Knit Purl due to a conflict, I used to go to another store on Tuesdays, but next time I have a conflict, I will try Dublin Bay. Here I decided to fix a problem. I had been working on another project before this, but there was some kind of problem, I don’t know if it was cause I wrote the pattern down wrong, or if I made an error, or what, but I was stuck and needed a project quick. I walked into Dublin Bay and found a project in a bag. It included the yarn, the pattern and the needles, along with some buttons. I am now, therefore, making a purse for Ayanna. I am going to give the rest of it to DeAndre’ to make himself a little wallet. The wooden needles are kind of short, and are wooden size 8. They are very sticky. DeAndre’ didn’t have his own needles before this, so now he does. I also got some buttons for the project for Ayanna that I started but had to abandon on the bus.

At Lint, I hung out in the discount book section, and got 6 books/pamphlets for less than $30!

At the final store, Molehill Farm (I can’t find a link), I bought nothing. They have a tub in the back (no, really, a tub). This store used to be a house, and in the back is a bathroom. In the tub, they put the sale yarns. I had heard tell of the tub, but I never got to see it before.
Finally, while were on the bus in between stops, they had give-aways. Everyone got one. This is what I got. It was donated by Jimmy Beans Wool. That is ten balls of
Then they asked if anyone's button had a star sticker on the back - mine did, and I won this.
I can't wait until I get to go again!!
The other post (originally written April 13!)

Natalie updated the 2007 Knitalongs list. I found and joined the For Me?! knit along. I will join the Coffee Swap on Monday (I joined, and have a pal!)


Knitting Granny said...

Hi Jenni, Your Shop Hop sounds like a little slice of heaven! What fun - and to get to spend the day with knitters, too. Wonderful!
I'm looking forward to getting to know you thru the Coffee Swap.

Kimberly said...

That bag is really nice! I'm a big fan of Lantern Moon.

Once I'm working full-time again, I'm really going to have to take a peek at their new bags.

Sounds like the Shop Hop was a great success.