I know some of you are feeling a little hungover from your Stitches purchases. Here at Lots of Yarn, we know how you feel and want to do something about it.
Wanna see what I got? It might make you feel better!! Now bear in mind, I went to the Fall Fiber Festival last weekend. I have Lots of Yarn. I have Lots of Fiber. OOoops.
Scored some Socks That Rock from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. It’s not for me, it’s a gift.
Rosie’s Yarn Cellar had lots of beautiful sock yarns and Sea Silk, but I restrained myself. Knitting Notions’ wonderful kettle-dyed merino in gorgeous colors from laceweight to worsted, is always tempting, but still, I was good.
Visited Skaska Designs and succumbed to some softness. The beginning of the slippery slope.
Kid Hollow Farm from just outside
Then, as they say, I had a little falling down in the Windy Valley Muskox Booth. I have two skeins at home of the pure qiviut, but the blends were my sirens. It wasn’t a fair fight. The samples in Suri Alpaca were too lovely. The qiviut/merino/silk is too soft. I love my little qiviut/silk Swallowtail so much. How could I resist more fiber happiness? Even the merino/qiviut/silk blend is just delightful. I’m afraid I asked her not to tell me what the total was.
What to knit with it? The simple pretty Angel Lace shawl by Evelyn Clark from Mistralee Farm Studio. I also found Melissa Leapman’s Hot Knits at Yarn Barn of Kansas with the sweater featuring the leaf-lace-cable-vee-neck we swatched in class. I think this is what I really want to knit with the Classic Elite Wool Bamboo not Tangled Yoke. And, stepdaughter’s friend just had a baby, so I do have a little person to knit something for!
Saturday afternoon I worked The Needle Lady booth. Lots of wonderful knitters visited us and it was a good show. But, it’s exhausting!
Sunday, I just thought I would walk through the Market one, last, time. Purely unnecessary, gratuitous yarn buying ensued.
I kept walking by the Shelridge Farm booth all weekend. No, no, no I don’t need any laceweight. But, a little fingering weight never hurt anyone, right?
No, no, no I don’t need any roving. Merino/Tussah you say? Lisa Souza hand-dyed roving? OK.
No, no, no I reeeeaallly don’t need any roving. But, I’ve spun with Black Bunny Fibers’
Black Water Abby, just pure enablers there. I had a nice chat about yarn weights, and whether washing first would make the worsted weight soft enough for me to knit Celtic Dreams without my hand falling off. Small sample ball to take home and test it out? Why sure!
What if I just check the Webs booth? Just for a minute? Just to look? At the Ultra Alpaca Light? A Tangled Yoke’s worth of lighter weight of my favorite yarn? Dammit, only $5 more for a 20% discount. A couple of balls of superwash merino for some chunky socks will do the trick. And this Kaffe Fassett Regia will make a very nice gift for another SnB friend.
There. Feeling better now?