a long Frolic

Whew. The Knitter’s Frolic was great – besides all the yarn and fibre, it was just great to be in that environment, around all the gorgeous things and other obsessed people! Got a tea or coffee? This might be a bit long.

The only yarn I bought – six skeins of Shelridge Farm W4, in Mulberry. Despite any weird bias problems, I still do love it. Hopefully this batch will have better sweater mojo than the last batch – which reminds me, I stil have two sleeves to reknit. Oy.

The rest was alllll spinning fibre. Mostly from The Black Lamb. I’m SO going to have to get out there one of these days.

The two bags on the left are pindrafted merino/silk, upper right is lambswool/angora, bottom right is superwash merino.

Dyed South African top.

450 g (a pound) of oatmeal merino. I’m thinking…sweater yarn!

A couple of corriedale batts. I should’ve bought more.


Alpaca – on the left, pindrafted baby alpaca in three colours; on the right, carded chocolate brown alpaca.

That’s everything! I reorganized my fibre stash, and whoa, it’s getting a bit big. I can’t wait to spin all this stuff up! And like I said, I just loved wandering around, checking everything out. I was very tempted by bags of Jo Sharp at GoodBuyYarn, but it was packaged in bags costing $145 – just couldn’t justify spending that much on top of everything I bought! If this is the Frolic, Rhinebeck is going to be….interesting.

I’d better start saving now.







7 responses to “a long Frolic”

  1. Andrea Avatar

    Very nice. I don’t even spin and I was tempted by all the fibre they had at Frolic.

  2. Jenna Avatar

    Cashmere!!! Yow.

  3. Theresa Avatar

    Nothing like being in good company!

  4. Elena Avatar

    All was very-very good ..

  5. Steph Avatar

    Wow, that’s quite a haul! You really better set up that savings account. Rhinebeck will blow up your wallet.

  6. Kristin Avatar

    I love the Black Lamb, it is such a wonderful shop, and Laurie the owner is amazing. You definitly have to make the trip to Port Hope sometime.

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