Sunday, April 27, 2008

Yarn Tasting

My friend Em found a yarn tasting in Mt. Holly so we decided to go. It was sponsored by Woolbearers yarn shop.

It was a complete blast for us knit/crochet gals. We found out it's an annual event so we will be planning to attend next year. The theme this year was Eco-Friendly yarns. We got to sample all kinds of yummy bamboo, organic cotton, organic wool and many natural fiber blends.

yarn tasting

While we played with the yarnage we were served coffee, tea and some really yummy deserts.

Em was crocheting (maybe the only one that was) and got lots of attention. She is also superfast and got through all of the samples by the time we left.

em the hooker

Me, not so much. I started crocheting but didn't have the right sized hook. Frog. Then I started knitting and frogged that few times before I got going. You can see how far I got compared to hers.

mini me

Then we went to the diner and had some fabulously greasy grilled cheese sammies. mmmm Nothing like NJ diner food.

grilled cheese on rye

I continued to plug away this weekend, using different stitches for different samples. I'll post a (much better picture) of my finished sampler. I took these on my camera-phone in low light.


Deneen said...

I have yet to haul my heiney up to Woolbearers, I will this summer.

Starfish said...

Wow that's pretty cool. Which was your favorite?