Monday, 25 July 2011

Hmm Purse Empty...

... Bag full of Yarn. How did that happen?

Hey Fibre East stole my money! They seem to have left some treats in its place though so maybe they're good fibre fairies. Mara and Ann had similar experiences with the fibre fairies. This was my haul...

Some pure silk dk with no label but it's a stunning colour so we can forgive it:


  A purpley-bluey laceweight from Sparkleduck (love the name! very nice lady too):


Two gorgeous skeins of Teeswater wool from Higher Gills Farm, one four ply in shades reminiscent of stormy skies, and one autumnal Aran weight:


And two skeins of super chunky merino in purple shades from Spinning A Yarn which I balled up in the way home in Mara's car.


It was a great day out with plenty for fibre lovers of all shades. Whether you're someone who takes the raw fleece from the full-of-poo stage right through to beautiful garment or, like me, who prefers someone else to have done all the really hard work and just knit. Spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting, crochet and knitting were all well represented. There was a play tent for spinners, sheep shearing with sheep to pet, displays from various organisations, plenty to buy and yummy food. We'll be going back next year.

P.S Sorry about the lack of cute pictures of sheep. I forgot my camera and the ones I took on Mara's blackberry which she kindly emailed me were all fuzzy (user error not camera error).

2 comments:

Mara said...

Hehe.... I'm surprised we didn't come home with a drum carder ;)

Maytheweed said...

Lol If they'd had a small one we probably would have...