Saturday, August 15, 2009

CGOA Part 2 - Goodies

So the other goodies I bought was a new Namaste bag. I'm in love with these bags. I now own two, the first I got last year at Chain Link. It's really nice, but I love the one I got this year. It's an eggplant color and alot smaller. It'll do as a project bag or a regular purse....Now I need to get one in olive!

I also ordered the CGOA commerative hook. It's a gorgeous hook by Aciano out of California, I didn't really look at the hook after I received it at registration. But later I feel in love with her hooks and bought an I. I didn't realize until yesterday that the show hook was by the same artist. Yeah! Now I have two. They are absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to use them. Next up will be pics of the marketplace. I really didn't get great pics of the fashion show, I was a little away from the stage and it was dark. I also wasn't feeling well during part of the show and missed part of it. I added a few pics of the hooks and needles from Aciano's booth, also K showing off the yarn that she bought in the form of a shawl from The Yarn and Fiber Company. The other lady is Cyndi from The Yarn and Fiber Company showing off another shawl. Cyndi and Jerry are both very friendly and I love just talking to them..

CGOA Goodies

Never posted this, hmmmmm. These were some other purchases at CGOA. I bought the showcased CGOA hook for the year and also bought another hook from that vendor. Love those hooks! The bag is a Namaste, and I think it's going to be a tradition for me to buy a Namaste at CGOA. I love this bag!

CGOA Part 1 - Goodies

So these are some of the luxurious yarns for sale at Chain Link this year. The first is a mohair/wool/nylon blend (two skeins, one is boucle) from Decadent Fibers
They were there last year and just have some really nice yarns. I think this will make a beautiful Christmas shawl. It came with a pattern, but it's a knit pattern..
The next is Merino Lace Weight from Cherry Tree Hill that I bought at the Yarn and Fiber booth - They are out of Derry, NH and I really need to go visit their store. My friend, K, found the yarn for her SIL to be's wedding shawl here, too. It was a silk lace weight in silver, just gorgeous!
The next two, I bought at the the Maple Creek Farm booth. The orange is a Merino and was on sale. I love fall colors, so I'll find something to do with it. The blues/greens are a baby alpaca/bamboo blend. As these are my two favorite fibers at the moment, I had to buy them to try. Heavenly. I bought all my yarn this year from the booths that I frequented last year. I like their product and was happy to see them again. I was a little disappointed that there didn't seem to be as many native/local people as there were last year. I don't know about numbers, but it just seemed as if there weren't quite as many vendors. I still loved what I saw and have fallen in love with the hook that I bought,....more on that to come....

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Car

We have gotten a new car, traded in my Dodge Stratus. The car is a Mazda3 GT (Grand Tour) Neither one of us knew anything about Mazdas, never thought I'd own one. It is really nice. It was the dealer demo and had a little mileage on it. We got a pretty good deal and it is alot of car. It is fully loaded and drives like a dream. Larry says it looks like a big giant black cat sitting in our garage! Took it on a little trip to Woodbridge yesterday to check out a LYS the Yarn Barn. It's a nice store. There was alot of yarn and some good sales. I, of course didn't buy anything on sale, and forgot I had a 10% coupon, but oh well. I'm going to make a Bling Bag for the Chain Link dinner - maybe, if I have time....I also bought a Lantern Moon Rosewood hook and am in love with it! I love wooden hooks. The sparkly yarn is ArtYarn Mohair Splash and will be the Bling in my bag...It's 74% silk w/crystals and sequins and is gorgeous. It has a bit of purple in it....I also bought a Lantern Moon crocheted sweater keychain

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My birthday is coming up and I have received some surprises in the mail. Last week, a friend in New Jersey sent me a nice package of supplies I can use in my classroom. Always appreciate that! Very sweet of her...Today I received an envelope from Down Under from another friend on the Sky. SHe sent me some Timtams (yummy Australian cookies) and three luscious skeins of yarn in a gorgeous colorway. I also received a birthday card from a friend across the pond in England. I am making a friendship ghan of 12" green/cream squares and I received a square from a friend in Maine. It has been a good mail week!