I went to the One of a Kind Show this evening with Elizabeth, who happily had two free tickets! (I would’ve gone anyway, but that made it awesomer.)

I had a really nice time and there was lots of stuff I liked. I ended up buying a really cute top and skirt from one seller, and I just looooved their other skirts – but they were a bit too pricey for me (about $150!). The skirt was a large and the top an extra small, go figure.

I also bought a whole bunch of eatables! Blueberry balsamic (the same kind you got last year erin), maple mustard (had to avenge the Rhinebeck mustard), very nice red wine vinegar, maple jelly (very cool), marmalade, chocolate covered blueberries, cherries, and raspberries, and a garlic bread dipper (I think it would be quite nice on pasta). Mmmmmm, sampling. I realized afterwards that I’d wanted to get this onion marmalade but forgot. Probably better that way.

There was a lot of very nice glass jewelery that I liked, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to go back this weekend (and we didn’t get a reentry thingy either, so I’d have to pay). The whole thing was definitely inspiring, and made it feel like spring to me for some reason, maybe all the shiny new things. I think some Etsy jewelery shopping is definitely in order! Any suggestions?

In the meanwhile, while the weather is warming up I’ve been working with alpaca:

lara by dinner

It’s Lara by Debbie Bliss, in Alpaca Silk from elann when they had it awhile ago – very nice colour, extremely luxurious yarn, and very fast knit! That’s still about the place I am now, having taken some time away from it for new obsessions (more on that later), but I’m more than halfway done. I am concerned about wear, though – I know it’s not going to wear well and it’s already fuzzing a bit. D’oh. Good thing I have a good sweater shaver thing.

P.S. No new yarn until the Frolic diet isn’t going so well – there’s so much stuff at the store that I want! More organic wool/cotton (I LOVE this yarn) and a beautiful new handdyed merino with fabulous yardage from Dreams in Color. Argh!

9 Responses to “mmmm, jam”

  1. Kat

    If you are looking for earrings, you should check out sulu. She’s a friend of mine here in NYC and she designs really gorgeous earrings (and some necklaces).

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  2. Thalia

    Mmmm, I *heart* alpaca, and that color is dreamy!

    You keep mentioning this organic cotton/woool blend, and now I am itching to get my hands on it. :)

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  3. Alison

    I really love the jewelry by boldsimple on etsy. I have a pair of earrings that are very well made and awesome.

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  4. Andrea

    I saw that Dreams in Colour today. Had to put it down and back away. But than the last skein of Pink/Brown Sweet Georgia got me.

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  5. Andi

    How cool! I just started that same sweater in the burgundy alpaca silk! You are further ahead than I am, so It’ll be good to see yours as a preview. I love that color, and it IS SO nice to knit with!

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  6. gina B.

    I’ve knit alot of sweaters out of Debbie’s Alpaca Silk and, believe it or not, it holds up surprisingly well. Yes, it fuzzes…but in a good way! :)

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