I am, of course, dreadfully behind on my blogging. I am one of those unfortunate souls who actually enjoys working, so my casual job is sometimes more than casual.
My weekend in Baddeck? Fantastic. Debbie Bliss is a delight. She is unpretentious and lovely. She spent some time discussing with our group her design process, how colours find their way into her palette, and the inspiration for the fantastic photographs in her books. We then had then chance to
fondle lust after take a peek at many of the garments from her current books.
I had fallen out of the sweater habit for awhile, but this really made me want to make more more MORE!
I purchased a copy of her book "Out of Town", which features designs in a number of her current yarns. I suspect over the coming year I will make several of the designs, but I have chosen one particular design to
taunt inspire me to finish my current projects. I plan to do the Circular Cardigan in Handmaiden Ottawa, in the Cape Breton Highlands colourway that is exclusive to Baadeck Yarns.
The haul? Better than one might expect for a yarn-dieting girl. Does sock yarn count? Because if it doesn't, I was a very good girl. I got some clearance Opal (clearance definitely doesn't count), some solid Opals for some projects in the back of my head, and a gorgeous hank of Fleece Artist sock yarn in the Baadeck Pinks colourway. (Don't bother to look for it online, as it's another one of Pat's exclusives). I also got a stick brooch for my Circular Cardi, like the one modeled on Handmaiden's Maid Marion Vest.
In absentia purchases don't count, right? The lovely Kathryn was returning to dye the Ottawa for my cardi this week, so I will likely receive it in the coming weeks.
I have more the share, including photos, but I have to work in 17 minutes and I hear little people stirring.
Have a great day!