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Knit & Crochet Show Summer 2012: Part 3
Tunisian Lace Cardigan designed by my good friend and roommate Patsy Harbor. In the picture below Patsy is wearing a short-sleeved rendition of the same cardigan in red. I got the chance to look at it up close and it is really beautiful. If you like the look of knit, it really does look knitted, but it is made with Tunisian crochet. It was also very soft, made in Naturally Caron Spa.
Margaret Hubert was given the honor of being the 2nd inductee into the CGOA Jean Leinhauser Hall of Fame. She is pictured here with Bobbie Matela and Kathleen Sams of Coats & Clark.
Louet yarns! The next hank of yarn (the blue one) is a hank of 150 yds of 100% Baby Alpaca from North Light Fibers in Rhode Island. This is a worsted weight yarn and it is very soft but has an interesting texture that I really love. I met the very nice owners, Laura and Sven Risom at the market. They gave me this yarn to design with, and I'm hoping to get to work with them on producing a pattern in their lovely yarn. The spool of thread there at the top is a spool of very soft Nazli Gelin Garden 5, a #2 weight category thread. There are 174 yds of 100% Egyptian Giza Mercerized Cotton. This was a gift that I was given in a class I took with Joan Davis about crocheting cables from the center outward. Thanks to Universal Yarn for donating that! The hank in the middle is one that I bought at the market from Close Knit Sisters out of North Conway, NH. It is a variegated sparkle sock yarn, 438 yds, from Hidden Brook Fibers -- 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, and 5% Stellina. I am envisioning a tunisian wrap with that yarn using some of the skills I learned in the tunisian class taught by Vashti Braha. The two hanks of matching yarn were a door prize I got at the banquet on Saturday night. They are Lorna's Laces Solemate sock yarn, 425 yds each, 55% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon, 30% Outlast(R) Viscose. They are so soft and beautiful! I can't wait to make something with these! I also bought a shawl stick from Purdy Thangz at the market, and 2 cabled Ciaogoo tunisian hooks. I was given a size G Ciaogoo Tunisian hook as a gift in the Tunisian Lace class, along with a skein of South West Trading Company's Soy Silk (which I gave to my mom as a thank you for helping watch our girls while I was gone).
Well, that was a lot to tell you about. I realize that many of you may not care to read all of that, but I wanted to put all the details in just in case someone is interested.
Thanks to all the companies and designers that donated and sponsored, and thanks to all those that volunteered their time to make this event wonderful! I had a great time!