Friday, June 29, 2012

Knit & Crochet Show

The Knit & Crochet Show opened today in Manchester, NH. It's the first time I've ever been to this show. It was great fun! They had so many vendors selling all sorts of yarn. I was really interested in lace yarn as well as sock yarn. They seem to be my two favorite types of knitting. I wasn't disappointed but I was overwhelmed! There was so much to see. I never knew some of this specialty yarn even existed! I should have taken more pictures but I was too busy looking at everything.

This picture above shows some of the winners in different categories of knitting and crocheting. It seems that people are knitting or crocheting just about anything you can think of! There was jewelry and pocket books! Items that don't necessarily come to mind when thinking of knitting or crocheting.


I had to take a picture of a crocheted log cabin quilt/afghan. Such neat things! It was very inspiring to see. I wanted to go home and knit up a storm!


I tried to buy some yarn that we don't see too often. Remarkably, Red Yarn had the neatest new yarn! This yarn makes a ribbon type scarf. It only uses one skein. I figured it's worth a try. They had many different colors to choose from.

This yard is also from Red Heart and makes a gorgeous ruffle scarf. This also uses just one skein of yarn for a scarf. I couldn't resist! The price was also great!

I chose this tweed sort of yarn for sock yarn. It looks so comfortable and it's hand dyed. It's a navy blue although that's hard to tell from the picture.



 This is my favorite! It's a shimmery variegated lace yarn. It's so pretty and soft! I had to have it!

There was so much more I could have bought but didn't. There's only so much time in the day. I love what I bought! Can't wait to work on new knitting projects!!

12 comments:

  1. wow! Love the rich colours of that beautiful log cabin afghan. Lovely purchases there, Rosemary,! Love the shimmery variegated yarn too. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. It was such fun! So many different types of yarn out there! Enjoyable day!

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  3. I would have gone to that show:-) I can't imagine knitting a quilt.

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    1. I was surprised to see that quilt hanging there! I had to look a few times to make sure!

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  4. sometimes you just have to close your eyes and concentrate xx loving your choice x

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    1. You're so right! Glad you like my purchases!!

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  5. I would have gone too. Need to get just the right yarn for my Jane Austen scarf.

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    1. I was asked to go to this ages ago and forgot about it. I was so surprised by all they had to offer. Much different than the SOAR we went to last fall. I have to admit that everything was very pricy. Lots of hand dyed, hand spun, etc. I'll let you know next time I hear of a knitting show.

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  6. I love that variegated lace yarn! So pretty! Can't wait to see what you are going to make with it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. Looking for the right lace pattern, probably a shawl!

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  7. WOW! Such very talented people and beautiful items. . I also think the variegated lace yarn is awesome. I'm anxious to see what you will create with it.

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    1. Hope I don't disappoint you, Linda! Hoping to find a nice lace shawl pattern. I'll post pictures during the process!!

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