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!

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.

merino

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.

caaaaaashmere

I can’t wait to spin this up – and I’m already plotting how to get more shopping time next year!

5 Responses to “and then there’s what I bought”

  1. Bernadette

    Looks like you scored at Rhinebeck! I love the pumpkin-colored skeins – such a pretty shade! Nice assortment of colors on the Bijou Basic, also. It will be interesting to see what you make from them.

    I fell in love with the softness of some of the alpaca yarns, and ended up with a 660 yd. skein of Bare Alpaca. I liked it so much, I am sure I’ll be inquiring about getting more. Luckily the ballband had the contact/website info – http://www.woodstockknits.com.

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  2. Maya

    wow, you got some really great yarn specially the yak! i hope you have fun knitting with it, and spinning : )

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  3. Meredith C.

    I appreciate that you choose yarns that are easy to get a hold of when you design. If you really fell in love and wanted to design with a yarn from a small yarn producer, you could offer a kit, so you could be sure that there would be the fiber available. Then the rest of us who can’t make it to a Fiber-show could enjoy some of the rare treats found there. Thanks for sharing! I love your taste in yarn.

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  4. Laura

    I just went on a spending spree myself! I can’t help myself around yarn. It’s just all so delicious. I can’t even imagine what trouble I’d be in at a fiber festival!

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