It's Show and Tell time! Today I'm combining two posts into one: my finished Ginkgo Cami (a KnitScene magazine pattern), and my recent annual trek to WEBS for the annual Tent Sale!
The Ginkgo Cami, as you might be able to tell from the photo, has a ginkgo leaf motif going around the bottom edge. The pattern itself was rated "Advanced", but I didn't have any problems with it. I did learn two new things, however, which I always like in a project: two different ways to make a picot edge (the slight little ruffle around the neckline, arms, and at the bottom hem). The yarn is a dreamily soft mohair/bamboo/nylon blend called Classic Elite: Pirouette (in the color "Chartreuse"). It is as light as a feather and airy enough to wear even on warm spring/ summer days. I absolutely love the yarn and would use it again in a heartbeat!
|The Finished Product blocking|
|I wore it over a dark tank and jeans here so you can see the stitch definition|
Next, here's my haul from the Tent Sale! A modest purchase compared to the baskets of yarn some people were buying, but since I live only 30 minutes away I don't really need to "stock up" like some folks who make much longer trips to go to WEBS.
I bought some beautiful pima cotton yarn for an upcoming project. The website calls it "Zen Green", although the color in person is infinitely more beautiful than the photograph. I won't tell you what I'm going to make, but I'll give you a hint: it's a pattern from the book French Girl Knits by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. I also bought a very cute little bag with funny owls all over it (shown larger below), some Eucalan detergent for delicate handwashable things, and some cuter-than cute little honeybee stitch markers that the hubby insisted I buy. Yay!
|Bee Stitch Markers|
|Back side of bag. Other side has a zipper going down the middle.|
Worth a mention here is a vendor I met and chatted with in one of the tents outside at the Tent Sale. She is JessaLu, and she makes and sells these adorable little bags at her website www.StitchedByJessaLu.com. You can also find her on Facebook. She uses fun and adorable fabric to cater to so many interests. I got my cute owls, but there were others that I loved, too! A "Pride and Prejudice" bag caught my eye, and a cute cartoon Star Trek one made me think of a couple of friends who would just love it!