Monday, May 13, 2013
Went to the Sheep & Wool Festival Saturday with my two daughters, as has become our Mother’s Day weekend tradition. Naturally, I forgot my camera (sigh) so I have no photos of the actual event. But I have some pictures of the carefully chosen things I picked up. Well, most of them, anyway.
Beaded cell phone kit, with instructions. I’m not going to use it for my cell phone, however; I’m going to use it to keep this purchase safe:
A beautiful hand-made wooden needle gauge, with knitting needle sizes on one side and crochet hook sizes on the other.
Worsted-weight yarn in a lovely rose color to make the Winter Elegance Shawl, and instructions.
Gorgeous angora yarn from one of my favorite vendors, Honeybuns Rabbitry. The yarn is gorgeous and SO soft. It’s going to be a cowl I’ll want to wear 24/7!
And finally, no picture…I ordered a t-shirt with the particular phrase I wanted, which wasn’t available in the right size/color at the Festival. Here’s a link to check it out: Yarn and Fiber Company
Do you have annual yarn events you attend? Do tell!
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Monday, October 08, 2012
This past weekend was the 2012 Wool Arts Tour. My daughters and I went, as usual, and my wonderful husband babysat the grandchildren. We had a great time, scoring lots of gorgeous yarn and other things. Here’s what I came home with.
The Fiber Studio hand dyed lace weight bamboo yarn, 1336 yards, color: “Lapwing.” This is a gorgeous, SOFT yarn and much deeper in color than the photo appears. Should make a lovely shawl, not sure which pattern yet.
Artful Yarns “Lustro” yarn, 36% viscose, 25% acrylic, 20% mohair, 19% nylon. Dark nearly-black brown and gold shades. I think it will make a perfect scarf to go with my new black winter coat, and I plan to use the scarf pattern on the reverse of the yarn label, “Lace Rib Scarf.”
Fiesta La Boheme yarn, “Alaska” colorway, 50% rayon, 32% brushed kid mohair, 14% wool, 4% nylon, 165 yards.Again, the color is deeper than the picture shows. Not sure what I’ll make with this…maybe I’ll do a search on Ravelry and see what I can find. I’ve coveted a skein of this yarn for a long time.
Nightingale Fibers hand dyed “Lillian” lace weight yarn, color Red, 80% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 1000 yards. Of COURSE this will have to be a shawl too, and I’m leaning toward the “Curved Shawl” in “Victorian Lace Today.” So soft…maybe I’ll just keep it around to stroke!
Nightingale Fibers hand dyed “Eddie” fingering weight yarn, 50% superwash merino, 50% silk, 430 yards. I could make socks from this, of course. But I also may look through “Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders” and see what else I can come up with.
I also bought a lovely heart-shaped wood shawl pin, but the stick didn’t match. They’re going to mail me a matching pin, and then I’ll post a photo.
So that’s my haul. Anyone else go? What did you get?