So the Knitters Fantasy was awesome...
I started the day by leaving a note on my husbands wallet reading “I stole your cash for yarn.” He was amused by it but claims that I’m not a true addict because I ‘fessed up to my thieving ways....heh.
I donated a few baby hats to their caps for kids program:
And my mom donated a pile of kids’ hats: Everything was really, really well run… I even won a door prize!! Check it out:
That’s 1 skein of Lorna’s Laces Swirl DK and a pattern for a pair of armwarmers to go with it. I think I might make it into a modification of fetching, though… or perhaps just a scarf…ooooh maybe a branching out?
I took two classes but I’ll post about each on it’s own….
And then market… oh the market… I’d never been to a fiber market before… Holy sensory overload Batman! Each booth had something cooler and shinier than the next. So at serious risk of spending my grocery money on yarn I stuck to these rules:
- I only would buy yarn that I couldn’t get anywhere else (it would be silly to buy lamb’s pride when there was local spun/dyed/raised yarn to be had)
- I would only use cash and therefore stick to a budget
- I wanted to buy some fabulous sock yarn because after I finish the socks I’m working on I will be out of sock yarn (except for 2 skeins of gray wildfoote that totally don’t count b/c sockyarn should be more fun than just gray)
So based on that I came away with only 2 skeins. This beautiful 100% superwash merino sock yarn:
Which is from Autumn House Farm and reminds me of fall.
And this amazingly soft 100% alpaca from Moonlight Alpacas:
Which is fiber from this guy (pic from their website):
My mom was much less restrained, though. She bought a kit for a 100% cashmere scarf. Total luxury but totally worth it.
All in all it was a wonderful day!