Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Stupid Questions knittingbrow asks

"Do You Knit Lace?"

The LYS that I (used to) work at (and mostly just teach a few classes) sponsors Knitters Connection. I really had fun at the event. Not only did I get to see and feel amazing amounts of yarn, I also met some great people. One of my passions in life is to help people find their "bliss" and it usually takes the form of getting the perfect yarn for their projects. Some of you have seen me help knitters find their yarn. It's fun!

I mentioned "Wooster" in previous blog and videoblog posts and how I met Chris from Briar Rose Fibers. They were at Knitters Connection! I'm an equal opportunity yarn person. I want to help you find the perfect yarn, regardless of who is selling it. (Shhh, don't tell my boss.) Briar Rose's booth was right across from our booth and I wanted people to see the colors in person (and touch the yarn). I'm that way. The video tells a story of the stupid question that I asked. Watch and then continue reading.



Yep, there it was. A reasonable question given to an interested knitter. I didn't find out who she was until about an hour later (I think). *face palm* Marilyn van Keppel translated the lace patterns for Bundanaurriklaedid available from Schoolhouse press. I own this book! She translated other LACE knitting books too!
knitspot and the Gale pattern! Quick, go buy some lace yarn from Briar Rose. Schoolhouse Press and knitspot have got lots of pattern options!

4 comments:

Kristen said...

zomg sooooo classic!!! i love how you're cracking up at yourself at the end...

and i have GOT to get me some of that yarn!!!! How much did the 100% alpaca skein run you?

knittingbrow said...

the lace weight was reasonably priced at $35 a skein. That's 2500 yards, people!

I get no kick-backs just the thrill of you getting great yarn!

Kay in New Mexico said...

Loved the Marilyn Van Keppel story! Lots of people have a story like that. Last fall at SOAR, during one of the evening presentations my friend spent the whole time admiring the gorgeous lace shawl on the woman sitting just in front of her. After the presentation, she told the woman how beautiful it was, and only then noticed her nametag -- it was Margaret Stove. Yes, THE Margaret Stove, probably the best spinner/knitter of lace in the world! Blush...

Beth M. said...

I LOVED THIS STORY...
Yes... I can relate. At Knitter's Connection this year Cat Bordhi came up to me and asked... 'oh.. what lovely yarn you knitted your neck shawl out of.. what is the name and content of that yarn?' I told her what it was and then she asked...'who's the designer of your shawl?'.... I replied... 'you may know her... her name is CAT BORDHI.. it's the mobius lace wrap'. We laughed.. I kind of thought... Is that a GOOD thing? or a bad thing? that she couldn't recognize it? ha ha ha
I bought 2 skeins of Briar Rose at Market. I'm knitting the 'Oh Canada' shawl out of one of them. Wonderful colors!
Beth