Monday, October 13, 2014

Obsessions, Trunk Shows and Noro Love...


My newest OBSESSION:  Fox Paws by Xandy Peters.  This is a trial swatch with some leftover yarn.
Great lace tip needles are a MUST.  I've gotten a new pair of Hiya Hiya Sharps to use with the DK weight yarn I will be attempting to use (the above is in a fingering weight of leftovers).  More to be revealed... I hope.


Rose Path, our amazing local yarn shop, had a wonderful trunk show of hand-dyed yarns, Theodora's Pearls by Jennifer Thompson Miller.  Don't you just love seeing all those beautiful colors!


Plus, there were all kinds of projects to touch and see!


Judi and Sherri are sporting some of their beautiful knits.  Sherri is responsible for getting me on the basket binge.  ;)


I enjoyed the immersion in color and design... and being surrounded by such creative sistas-of-the-yarn-love!


You can tell by that smile on my face I was enjoying myself!  And, I was enjoying this latest knit:  Espenson by Cirilia Rose.  Details on Ravelry here.  FUN piece to wear!  The Noro Taiyo is a perfect combination of cotton, silk and wool.  Soft and colorful.  Big, comfortable FUN.  EASY knit.

It has been a frenzy of preparation to start the LAST phase of this remodel.  We had a week delay on the inside, but they started on the outside last week!  Yea!  I am looking forward to the finish line one of these days! 

Well, I hear workers pulling up outside... the rain has stopped.  So back to it!!

Blessings to all ~ tanna

32 comments:

podso said...

Yes you do like color. I never cease to be amazed at what you come up with next. Such lovely work I can hardly imagine it could be made by hand. I'm glad you can see the finish line with the work on your house -- and heave a big sigh of relief that you are all settled in by holiday time.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love that top you are wearing. Looks great paired with black. I know you are in your element when surrounded by yarn. :) Your hair is long. I just got a trim tonight, first since June -- the consensus from everyone around here was not to cut it short. Have a great week. Tammy

Bonnie said...

Great top with lush color that matches your pretty smile. Glad you were enjoying yourself with with your yarn friends. Nothing better than sharing common interests. Good to hear you are coming along with work on the house. It will be finished before you know it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your top! And the pictures look so fun!

TexWisGirl said...

you are so lovely. :)

Shug said...

I'm with you on color....I like lots of it!! Beautiful pieces and I know that you were totally in your element with all that yarn!! Such wonderful talent shown in these photos...
Hope to see the finished project with the house...

From the Kitchen said...

Oh my! I wish I could knit!!!!! I've made many attempts but I'm a klutz. It would be very hard to pick from those colors. They are all luscious! I especially love your "coat of many colors".

Best,
Bonnie

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Swoon my heart....I am in love with your latest project! I can't wait to see more of your project. I hold you totally responsible for pulling me back into knitting. Seriously, I could so easily dust off my knitting needles for this awesome project...oh the yarn you have used it so lovely. It was nice to see your sweet smiling face again. :) ((hugs)) to you sweet friend and many blessings, too.

Judy S. said...

I figured you were busy with the remodel, but you even had time to knit a new sweater! Love it. Too funny, I just printed off that same Fox Paws pattern! What yarn are you going to use? I was thinking of using a multi and a plain, hoping there'd be fewer ends to sew in.

Jennifer Holmes said...

So many lovies, loveables and lovers all together in one place. Big heart smile :-)

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a great group of creative and inspired ladies to be a part of. You do look so happy.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

steph said...

that pattern looks sooooooo complicated!!!! and you didn't tell us what you brought home from that trunk show....i saw at least a half dozen skeins that really had my name on them!

Tricia Buice said...

You are beyond adorable! Love that comfy pullover - I would live in that beautiful piece. Such fun!

karen said...

aren't you a beauty!!! love your smile and your knitwear :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You look so cute in that colorful pullover and it's obvious you are having a great time!
Hope things go smoothly with the rest of your remodel and that the work is finished soon!

Betsy Adams said...

Seeing your smiling face in that Yarn Shop reminds me of my smiles when I'm sitting on top of a mountain with beauty all around me --and of course, a waterfall nearby!!!!! ha ha....

What gorgeous yarns and shawls... I can understand how excited you all were to be there and share with each other...

Good Luck with the remodeling.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kerin said...

Hi Tanna,
Looks like a fun day! I can just imagine the song in your heart to be with friends, enjoying new yarns, colors and patterns.

Love your shawl, and the smile on your face, is lovely :)

Best of luck with your continued renovations. Just think... once they are done, you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labors ...

Wishing you a great day...
Kerin

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

You enjoy life and from all your comments you can see we enjoy seeing you enjoy life. I laughed on the workers driving up...know that because of my work and my sons. Keep having fun.......and smile!!!

Sandy said...

Dear, dear Tanna, how very happy you look. This piece is just gorgeous and so are you in it! Love that your Crocs even match that lovely melon hue.
Blessings!

Susan Sevig said...

Dear Tanna!! I saw this Fox Paws pattern on Ralvery and immediately thought of you!! I just knew you would love this. It is a great pattern, isn't it!!!!

Sharon Lee Smith said...

Your knitting skills never cease to amaze me. I love the fox paws. Very striking indeed!!

Mereknits said...

It would have been so hard for me to pass up buying some of that gorgeous yarn. The colors are amazing. Love the sweater you have on and of course seeing your beautiful face.
Hugs,
Meredith

Amy at love made my home said...

Your swatch is amazing and such pretty colours! I look forward to seeing more. The photo of you is lovely too, the top really suits you and you look so happy! xx

Lynne said...

Amazing talent you have. I love seeing your pieces and the COLOR!

Wanda said...

Oh such lovelies. You are so cute. what a precious smile. Back home from our trip to OR to see Tristan. He's 18 mos. and I miss him so.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

You are the prettiest little knitting gal I ever did see! You have the talent of many people. including mine.

Yarn ism said...

You look happy and gorgeous in that top...Loved the swatch...

God bless,
Sabrina

Jen said...

That is a cool pattern. Such pretty colors. If only there were enough hours in the day to take up every hobby that looks interesting...

Amanda said...

The sneak peek at the newest obsession is fabulous! Can't wait to see the end result. Keep those knitting needles working! =) love you xoxo

Deb said...

Beautiful colors! Love the photo of you that smile says it all

Jennifer Miller said...

Tanna, thank you so much for the lovely photos & post! It was a delight meeting you! Happy creating!
Jennifer Miller,
Theodora's Pearls

SouthernHeart said...

You and your gifts are an inspiration, Tanna! Maybe this year will be my winter to advance in my knitting! ;-)

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