Free Stuff – wheeee!
I’m so glad I got up early today – I managed to be among the first 50 attendees at Knit City 2012 this morning and was lucky enough to receive a gorgeous Knit City tote filled with awesome freebies:
Seriously Gorgeous Yarn – SweetGeorgia and Blue Sky Alpacas
Then I trolled the many vendor booths before deciding on some very special items. First off, I picked up a skein of SweetGeorgia Yarns‘ specially dyed Tough Love Sock. It’s an exclusive colourway called “Knit Social 2012”, made especially for Knit City. I’ll probably use it for a scarf or shawl or cowl or… who knows! Just look at it. It is gorgeousness:
I also stopped to chat with the gals at the Knits by the Sea booth (they’re from beautiful Tofino) and snagged some Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight yarn in a delicious green at 50% off. There’s no colour name on the tag so I’m calling it Lime Squishy. Because it’s a lime-y green and it’s very squishy. This yarn must be touching skin at all times and therefore has “cowl” written all over it.
Then I went back to the ATM and got some more money for the piece de resistance, SweetGeorgia’s CashLuxe Fine (in “Charcoal” and “Silver”) and Silk Mist (in “Mist”) to make her Five by Five cowl. My respiratory system almost shut down when I clapped eyes on these colours and buried my face in the heavenly softness of this yarn. I’m sorry people, but there really is no substitute for the combination of cashmere and silk.
What’s the best kind of book? A knitting book, of course!
I also sprang for some books, both of which I’ve been coveting and both of which the authors signed for me. Sigh.
First is Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel‘s ridiculously fantastic new book, Pacific Knits. Not only are they simply beautiful designs, but all of them are written to fit babies from 0-6 months all the way up to adult sized 4XL. (Whhaaaa!?? Everyone should be doing this!) Would someone please alert the Nobel committee – these gals deserve a prize for total awesomeness! Bonus points – I had a lovely chat with the uber-talented Alexa at her booth – she and her wee newborn bairn were a delight.
Also added to my library is the amazing and beautiful Jane Richmond‘s new book, Island, available as a special pre-release at Knit City. Elegant, original and fresh, this collection of luxe accessories and sweaters is breathtaking. Beautifully photographed, this books inspires me to spend every waking moment knitting. Go to luvinthemommyhood to read more and watch a cool preview video.
Can’t wait for Knit City 2013
Thanks Knit Social for an amazing event. I had a blast meeting and talking to my fellow knitting obsessives. I’ll definitely be up again at the crack of dawn to snag more swag at Knit City 2013! But for now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to put my new yarn on the bed and roll around in it whilst I read my new books. 🙂