Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta Recap


Hi, everyone! Just popping in for a quick post to tell you a little bit about the Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta that I attended a couple of weeks ago. I don't want to get too details since I recapped the whole thing in Episode 4, but I had some fun pics that I wanted to share for those who might not follow me on Instagram

My friend P and I arrived at the Air & Steam Engine Museum around 10am right when it opened. We were greeted with this sign.


Not sure why, but this cracks me up. I did not have to dodge any tractors, thankfully. We made a single round of the vendors when we got there, stopping to fondle everything. There were some really great indie dyers at the show. Some of my favorites are below.

Knittter's Brewing Company

Candy Skein

more Candy Skein

Silly Sheep Fibers
Lazer Sheep Yarns

Inner Yarn Zen

There was also a really cool weaving barn with a bunch of looms. Some were really old while some looked more modern. I have never done any weaving before but hanging out with the looms certainly got me curious about it. I don't have the space for it but maybe one day...



Then we had lunch, which was the pulled pork special. It wasn't my favorite pulled pork ever but it was still tasty. And mmmm, BBQ sauce. 


We also saw alpacas! They were super cute. I wish I could have taken a couple of them home.



I had a really fun time and I would definitely go back next year. If you want more info, please visit the Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta website.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Episode 4: A Hat for Andre the Giant


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WIP It
Kimberly
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Lady Dye Yarns Superwash Merino and Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted as part of the Double Deco KAL hosted by Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Thuy
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Ewe Ewe Ewe So Sporty as part of the Double Deco KAL hosted by Ewe Ewe Yarns.
Saroyan by Liz Abinante in Malabrigo Worsted Polygala
The BOO! Crew by Susan Claudino (Don of the Dead variation) in Knit Picks Sock Landscape in Spring Prairie

FO Sho
Kimberly
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret 1 and 2 hat by Natalie Larson both in Malabrigo Worsted. One in Taureg for Cyndi and one in Pollen for a Christmas gift.

Thuy

Newborn Vertebrae sweater by Kelly Brooker in mystery sock yarn



Queued
Kimberly
baby blanket using a stitch pattern out of Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary by Wendy Bernard using Sweetgeorgia Superwash Sport in Wetcoast Winter

Thuy
Autumn in Garrison hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B Anderson

Event Recap
Thuy recaps the Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta

Retail Therapy
Thuy
Republic of Wool Twist Fingering Sock Yarn in Grand Budapest
The Lemonade Shop Rainbow Stripe Sock Yarn in Stormy Day
The Lemonade Shop Rainbow Stripe Sock Yarn in Peach Speckled
Lazer Sheep Yarns Fingering in Dead Sheep
The Fiber Ranch 50/50 Superwash Merino/Tussah Silk (1.5oz)
The Fiber Ranch 60/40 White Alpaca/Tussah Silk (8oz)
Spinning Tales and Other Yarns batt in hot pink/purple/sparkle BFL/Merino (2.6oz)



Reading & Watching
Kimberly
Beware the Wild by Natalie C Parker
Andre the Giant: Live and Legend by Box Brown (graphic novel)
Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover by Sarah MacLean
Game by Barry Lyga (sequel is Blood of My Blood)
Immortal by JR Ward
Dracula Untold
Gotham Season 1
Hannibal Season 2 

Happy fall, everyone!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

I Love Yarn Day!


Today is I Love Yarn Day and we here at Twisted Stitches really, really love yarn. Go to the I Love Yarn Day Facebook page for more info and to see what Yarn Day events are going on near year. Unfortunately I don't think I will be able to participate in any of today's local events but I will be knitting tonight and fondling some yarn. 

What are you doing to celebrate?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Episode 3: Totally Magical


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WIP It
Kimberly
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Lady Dye Yarns Superwash Merino and Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted as part of the Double Deco KAL hosted by Ewe Ewe Yarns. The KAL officially stars on Oct 1, 2014 and you can purchase kits from Unwind Yarn in Burbank, CA.

Thuy
Newborn Vertebrae sweater by Kelly Brooker in mystery sock yarn
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Ewe Ewe Ewe So Sporty as part of the Double Deco KAL hosted by Ewe Ewe Yarns.
Saroyan by Liz Abinante in Malabrigo Worsted Polygala

FO Sho
Kimberly
Super Easy Baby Blanket from by purlsoho in Cascade 220 Superwash Aran.

Thuy
had no FOs this week.

Queued
Kimberly
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson in Malabrigo Worsted Tuareg

Thuy
The BOO! Crew by Susan Claudino
Hat Season by Joji Locatelli

Retail Therapy
Kimberly 
tips and cables for her Addi interchangeable needle set from Stitch Cafe

Thuy
Fall/Winter 2014 issue of amirisu from Unwind Yarn
3 Skeins or Less by Tanis Gray

Review
We reviewed Rowan 56

Sew What
Kimberly made project bags using the Very Shannon Tutorial for the Reversible Sock Knitting Bag.
Thuy made project bags using the Drawstring Project Bag Tutorial by It's Me, Sarah. Her orange zombie fabric is by Alexander Henry and can be found here.

Events
Thuy will be attending the Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta in Vista, CA taking place Oct 11-12, 2014.

Reading & Watching
Kimberly
Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan
Season 1 of Masters of Sex

Thuy
Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
Season 1 of The Killing
Gotham

Happy knitting!