I went to Yarnover a couple few weeks ago. No car-related incidents this time ::sigh of relief:: Oh, wait, I didn’t tell you about what happened last year. I drove into Minneapolis on the Friday to attend the instructors’ dinner; great time, sat next to Patty Lyons, heard Amy Herzog speak, hung out with my old knitting group. Spent the night at Younger Son’s apartment. But when I left to drive to the Big Event on Saturday morning, my car — actually, Smokey’s car — wouldn’t start. I ended up taking YS’s car but left my yarn for the classes in Smokey’s; thus, the need for the yarn purchases. Smokey had to drive in to Minneapolis that night, but he couldn’t fix the car; it had to be towed back to Wisconsin to Lennie The Mechanic.
Once again I drove in on the Friday to attend the instructors’ dinner. Whichever instuctor was supposed to be at our table, wasn’t. But I sat with a couple friends (Hi, soxanne and Rosemary!) and we all ate fabulous Italian food and listened to Meg Swanson talk about her life in knitting.
On Saturday morning I took a class called Colorful Cables from Melissa Leapman, which turned out to be intarsia-based. Duh. It was fun — mainly because she is so entertaining. Whether I will ever actually knit intarsia cables is another matter.
In the afternoon I took an intermediate brioche class from Mercedes Tarasovich. Last year I took her beginning brioche class and wanted to learn more. Which I did. Brioche is just so darned cool. It is not difficult, although I am still finding it tough to fix the inevitable screw-up.
Since my internal goal is to use up my stash, I attempted not to buy any yarn. Fail.
But I only bought two skeins.
This is 232 yards of 50/50 superwash merino/silk blend in DK weight dyed by Annie Modesitt. Colorway is ‘Jardin de Provence,’ which does not seem to exist on the linked website. I think this may be destined to be a cowl.