and then there’s what I bought

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!

bijou basin

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!

things I did on my Boston vacation

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? First up, thanks to everyone who bought patterns during my sale last weekend! Ravelry does such a good job of making those things easy, doesn’t it?

And now for some photos from my vacation. I haven’t uploaded the photos from Rhinebeck yet, so this is part 1: Boston and Cambridge (both before and after Rhinebeck weekend!).

danielle!I met up randomly with Danielle at Porter Square – I had my hair cut at a salon there and had a wee bit of time, so we used Twitter to find each other! Super fun.

frank gehry building at MITExplored the Frank Gehry building at MIT.


Ate pizza at Regina in the North End…

boston-y…and got cannoli too! NOM.

Mike's Diner

Ate about half a HUGE portion at Mike’s Diner (notice the food theme here? This is what I mainly take photos of, ha.)


Did a bit of Boston exploring and photo-taking with Ysolda.

david berkeley

Went to a great David Berkeley show at Club Passim in Harvard Square! I hadn’t heard his music before but it was great.

I had a really great time. Re-entry to reality is gonna be hard, but I’m not quite there yet since Ysolda is here in Toronto visiting with me for a bit!