BeerSox

#PutASoxOnIt

Peruvian Adventure! Dos October 25, 2011

I had the opportunity to meet with a representative from Michell while in Peru. I walked in to the shop and was immediately in a land of a knitter’s dream.

Walls of cones of Alpaca!

20111025-122940.jpg

20111025-122954.jpg

20111025-123007.jpg

20111025-123021.jpg

Some of which I had to have because Alpaca in the states doesn’t come cheap. And when you’re in the Alpaca nation, you stock up.

20111025-123213.jpg

20111025-123224.jpg

I ended up ordering and getting delivered almost 8 kg of alpaca and baby alpaca and baby alpaca/silk yarn in lace, fingering, and DK weights.

I’m already planning a shawl for my aunts which they ordered at my brothers wedding.

Swatching:

20111025-123520.jpg

I’ve been looking for ways to expand my BeerSox production because I am limited in my capacity for large orders. So I also met with a couple reps from handknitting companies, but I’m still gathering information, so I won’t tell you too much about it except that it’s promising and exciting!

I’ll leave you with the newest shifting stripes shawl in a rather fun and bold colorway. Still a work in progress with a goal! I’ll have a booth at the AIGA Ctrl + Art + Create event on Saturday, November 5, 10am-2pm. Come by the Heights Theater on 19th street and support your local arts!

20111025-123936.jpg

PS registration for my November-December knitting course is open! Register Here

No Comments on Peruvian Adventure! Dos

Peruvian Adventure! Uno October 24, 2011

Did you miss me?

I totally missed writing posts. But I had zero free time while on my trip, and multi tasking time was low.

But, I WENT TO PERU FOR A WEEK!

From 6 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, I was in a project management course for my work. Yarn stores in Lima are few, you can find mostly knitted, crochet, and woven accessories rather than yarn. But I was undaunted and I had done my research.

So let’s start at the very beginning. I packed and brought samples and projects enough for the week.

On the plane, I finished a seed stitch shawl. However, I made the mistake of starting the shawl with the color that had less yarn. This means that I ran out of yarn halfway through the bind off.

20111024-105938.jpg

But it’s okay, I had the second color to bind off with to meet in the center.

20111024-105954.jpg

And I had this tiny amount left of Socks that Rock lightweight yarn. I completed two seed stitch shawls with two skeins of yarn. Talk about waste not want not!

20111024-110006.jpg

I also finished the LSU BeerSox

20111024-112444.jpg

On Sunday, I went tooting around town with the brother of one of my dad’s friends. We had amazing ceviche at a restaurant right at the beach!

20111024-112723.jpg

20111024-112737.jpg

20111024-112750.jpg

We also went searching for yarn, but, alas came back empty handed.

Later that night, I went to dinner with a woman who designs carpets and rugs. The restaurant was right up onthe edge of the cliffs at the oceanfront.

20111024-113132.jpg

I’ll continue the adventure soon!

Don’t forget, registration for my knitting course is still open! register here

No Comments on Peruvian Adventure! Uno
Categories: Yarn love!