Knitting Olympics – Day 7

Late today with the update, but it's been a little busy. :) Yesterday I got a total of 30 minutes of knitting in waiting for the delayed flight to board, so I basically just cast on for the second sleeve. sleeve Impressive, I know. While on the plane, I switched to practicing continental for my Fair Isle class. Luckily, the scarf I knit last year continental had stayed with me, so I felt pretty comfortable after the flight. We didn't get to the hotel until 1 am last night, and had to be up again at 6 for our classes. Marisa spent the day in a finishing class, and Miyon and I were in the Fair Isle class. We had so much fun! I'm so excited to start some fun color projects. :) Marisa's class was all day, while the Fair Isle class was just the morning. We spent lunch hitting the sock yarn hard (Blue Moon Fiber Arts and CommuKNITy for their Claudia's Handpaint), and then Miyon and I headed to downtown San Francisco to ArtFibers. Wow. I was underwhelemed when I first walked in - the store is pretty small and not fancy, but after just a few minutes feeling the swatches (provided for every yarn and every color), we were enthralled. The cool thing is that the woman helping us knew about blogs (I'm shocked at the amount of those that don't, but I swear they exist). When I was using Claudia as a measure of how much Chai to buy for the silk corset, they knew what I was talking about. When Miyon was picking up Chai for a Flower Basket Shawl, they knew how many skeins Stephanie had used (apparently the completion of her shawl necessitated the revival of a discontinued color). Three hours later, we left a lot poorer. I'll provide detailed stash reports when I get home, but for now, I give you this: haul Keep in mind that Marisa hasn't bought any yarn yet. Also, note the wine. I wouldn't expect impressive Olympic updates tomorrow.

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