I didn’t have very much time to shop this year (which was probably a good thing!). It’s also a bit difficult for me at fibre festivals because although there are so very many pretty yarns, they can be very difficult or impossible to find later. When I design, I like to be able to use and recommend a yarn that is a little easier to get your hands on!
That said I did pick up a few pretty things! I had some friends to shop for too, so that gave me a bit of a mission.
Cormo! These skeins are from Buckwheat Bridge Angoras, one skein of DK weight in natural and three little laceweight skeins in the mustardy-pumpkiny-golden yellow I love so much these days. Enough for a little shawlette, I think!
More Cormo! These are 50% cormo, 50% yak down from the ever so lovely Bijou Basin Ranch. I love their yarns so much, and now they’re getting stuff dyed by Lorna’s Laces! I think these are destined for a couple of smaller projects, maybe some mittens and a hat.
This one was just for the squish. A couple skeins of merino from Greenwood Hill Farm – they have some of the nicest merino I’ve ever felt! Maybe a little something cabley for these.
I had actually wanted to buy some dyed fibre this year but just didn’t quite get to it. I did, however, buy a bit of cashmere fibre! Mmmmmm.
I can’t wait to spin this up – and I’m already plotting how to get more shopping time next year!