the yarn-buying disease

Thursday I went to the Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival. It was really, really quiet when I went, but I heard that today (Friday) was way more packed. I’m sure the weekend will be too.

There were a pretty decent number of yarny-type places, but really not all that much of interest to me. If I was more in a sewing or beading frame of mind, maybe. Thinking back, I really should’ve bought some silk brocade to make a fancy holiday skirt, but I think I’d be too afraid of screweing it up!

I did end up buying a couple things – a skein of Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn (it’s really green, I’m sure you’ll see it in better colour another day) and an extra skein of Silky Tweed from Redbirdknits. And a Celtic Collection by you-know-who (am I even allowed to put this picture on here? Yikes) from the Needle Arts Book Shop.

And then today at work I bought a skein of Handmaiden cashmere and a sweater stone. The cashmere is for a simple scarf for me, yum.

Oh, and a few days ago I finished setting the twist in the Lorna’s Laces Wool Top that I bought at KW – I did it all as singles, and it’s faboo. Now, what to do with it?

How I wish I was at Rhinebeck with you lucky people!!



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5 responses to “the yarn-buying disease”

  1. Lauren Avatar

    That Lorna’s looks fantastic.

  2. Laila Avatar

    I was chatting with you in The Needle Arts Books at the Needlework
    show and will also get a Starmore from them at the next DKC meeting.
    I too was underwhelmed by the show but bought some beautiful teal Zephyr from Redbird. Love the silky Tweed….no itch yarn. Love your red sweater..
    no itch cotton. Yes !

  3. Cheryl Avatar

    That Lorna’s Laces is just beautiful! I’ve been eyeing some of that wool top myself and I’m glad it spins up so well.

  4. Maria Avatar

    Well, I’m glad I didn’t go. I probably wouldn’t have liked it.

  5. Julia Avatar

    Starmore, *sigh* ’nuff said…

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