Thursday, April 29, 2010

Final Recap

We took one class at Stitches South - Fiendishly Difficult Stitches. Here is Teresa's sample as I didn't finish my swag so my sample looks a bit weird. We learned to do this swag thing and this braid. The braid would look fantastic around the bottom of a hat.
Here is the picture I texted to my husband with the subject line "Day One Haul". After seeing this, he didn't say a word about the 19 skeins of yarn that actually made it home with me (not that he normally does but it was fun to mess with him). About half of this actually belongs to Jean - see her post here about what she got. She took a large bag on wheels the next day and filled it up.
This was my first fiber event and I must say I'm looking forward to another one!

22 comments:

Giovanna said...

That looks very challenging and simply wonderful! Sounds like you had lots of fun, good for you.

Margaret said...

Wow, that's a cool sampler you had to knit! And the stash -- you're so funny to send that pic to your hubby like that! lol! I went to a wool festival one year and boy, was it fun! Talk about stash! lol!

Susan said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Annie said...

Never seen anything quite like that before. Very interesting knitting. I like the complex things.

Love your method of making 19 skeins seem like a pittance! ;-)

Thelma said...

Wow, your work is amazing! Congratulations, that looks very complicated.

One time, when I was at quilt show, the credit card company called the house for "irregular large activity". My husband thought I maxed out our cards and was not happy. It was more about the out of town charges than the amount, so he settled down pretty quickly, and I changed our phone number on the credit card to my cell phone!

Moonlit Goddess said...

Man that does look fiendishly difficult! But very pretty. Last year I went to my first Stitches event. Boy was it insane, but awesome. What a way to mess with you hubby's mind! :o)

Barb said...

Funny what you did to your hubby...he probably just rolled his eyes....

Lori Holt said...

how fun!i love your project...i need to pick up my needles again...it's been a while for me. thanks for the inspiration.
x
lori

Tammy said...

Looks like some retail therapy fun to me. Love that you like to mess with the hubs, I do stuff like that too, mine never says a word, thankfully. Love some of those bags full of purchases too!!

Deb said...

Wow, is that a great swag!!! It looks like it would be a monster to do, but it's so pretty! Looks like you made off with a great haul and had a wonderful day.

Zlaty said...

Wow, that swag you are talking about it's so pretty! I can't wait to see your sample!

Have a great week!

photoknitdog said...

Wow, those stitches look so interesting! I hope you use them on something so I can ooh and aah over it! ;)

And LOL at the picture you sent your husband. I wish I would have thought of that when I went to Stitches West. We won't talk about Rhinebeck, though, as I do think I came back with that much.... oops!

Beth said...

Love all those quilted bags together!

Jean in Georgia said...

Hey now -- most of that day 2 haul belonged to Heather.... :)

imquilternity said...

That sampler was spectacular...and it looks difficult! Was it? I'm impressed.

Lois said...

That swag looks so intricate but would be fascinating to knit. Love the pic you sent to your hubby!

Mylene said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Littlebit said...

"First fiber event." LOL! Looks like there was a Vera Bradley event mixed in there. :) How fun!

Mary said...

WOW! I am impressed with your Very Difficult Stitches sample. I'd be intimidated by the workshop's name!

Micki said...

Your sample looks like it was really hard to make...great job!
Micki

Sherry said...

sounds like a great time! sampler looks very hard to do, you did a great job!

Suzanne said...

Now that looks like some very intricate knitting.