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Thursday, April 20, 2006

40 easter egg dye boxes and a knit and crochet show.

What 40 boxes of Paas easter egg dye looks like.

That's about the same look the cashier gave me at Walgreens.

Poetic license.

All said and done.

Aside from making the cashiers sigh and grumble, I've been compiling my "must see" list for the Knit and Crochet Show market in Oakland...

Adela's yarn -- for Schaefer Anne, my new drug of choice
Carolina Handspun -- to check out dying supplies for Dye*o*Rama!
Foxyknits -- Koigu...
Full Thread Ahead -- Cherry Tree Hill Supersock (their site says they'll be selling it for $18 at the market)
Interlacements -- to check out their dyer's choice bin
Just One More Row -- For a sunburst sling bag pattern
Lisa Souza -- Sock! Merino
Shangri-La -- maybe some sari silk for the sunburst sling pattern

I'm going tonite (Thursday) for the market preview, and maybe Sunday afternoon. I'll be checking all of the floor out, but these are the ones I don't want to miss. A dear, missed friend says I am a ditz queen when surrounded by so much yarn, and I often do get turned around when my senses are so assaulted-- another justification for printing out the floor layout (PDF!!) for the market :) since I'll be all by my lonesome.

For the stalkers who will be there tonite for the market preview and want to say hi, I'll be carrying

the felted mitred square messenger bag I made to carry stuff back with me from Stitches West...


and be hovering around any and all sock yarn displays, clutching several skeins and asking them in a whisper who would like to come home with me.

Wish me luck :)


Rachel said...

40 boxes? You can dye happy now!

Okay, okay, I'm sorry for that bad pun. Have fun at the market! My sock stash is jealous of your sock stash. :)

Dave said...

I just got my first two skeinis of Anne. I understand completely.

Can't wait to see what you come back with -- happy hunting!

Anonymous said...

Darn comfortable and smart shoes for walking and shopping the show! Ooooh, love your list - cool stuff. Terry

Areli said...

Good luck! Have fun!

I love the look on your son's face, he looks concerned for you and your Easter Egg dye habit :-)

JennyRaye said...

Words cannot express how jealous I am about your stock of Easter egg dyes, but even more so of your trip to the Knit and Crochet show! Have fun! I can't wait to see photos of your haul!

lexa said...

Have fun! Can't wait to see what you bring home as well as more egg dye kit yarns!

Zonda said...

Ohh! Loved your checklist! Hope you got a chance to get some goodies! Hehe, I need to check out that easter egg dye...should be a good price now. Great dyeing job!

re: needle rolls, I may start sell/swapping, just depends on how much eating into my knitting time it does LOL!

Stacey said...

The easter bunny will have to come to you next year for egg dye! :) Have fun and happy hunting - I can't wait to see what you end up with!

Jerry & Maxy said...

I just must say you have the cutest little peanut ever!

Reb said...

omg, your child manages to look both overwhelmed at Dyehard Mama's supplies and absolutely adorable at the same time! Cute kid!

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