Elaine nailed it last week. Good thing I decided not to go to the DFW Fiber Fest.
Then I decided to go Wednesday morning. I was going to drive down early Friday, hit the market, then drive back. Wednesday afternoon I found out I had to go to a family funeral on Friday morning, so that plan was blown. I decided I wouldn’t go after all. Jim reminded me I was already going to be a little way south, so I might as well keep going. That I’d be pissed when I heard about how much fun other people had. That we really could afford it. That I could just stay over Friday night and come home whenever I was ready to on Saturday. So I went.
I’m a glutton.
Mostly spinning fiber, like I expected. There’s one pure silk braid from Natural Obsessions at the upper right. The one right next to it is 80/20 Merino/silk. I missed the name of the lady who was selling spindles in their booth, but I really enjoyed her. The rest is Merino, BFL, or Merino/nylon. Well, except for the silk hankies in the middle from Spinning Straw Into Gold. That’s also where the bag of mixed BFL upper left came from. Met and had a nice chat with Anne of Wooly Wonka Fibers. Western Sky Knits had awesome fiber, and I couldn’t resist a deep, rich soft hank of sock yarn from them too. I’ve uploaded all the goodies to Ravelry already, so you can get details there. Or ask about something, I just hate to go on and on about it.
I did also get a couple of bags from Diana Coture.
Oops – the boys got in the way. They were very helpful today while we were assembling the fiber storage expansion, and then while I was photographing the entire fiber stash to upload. For some reason I hadn’t put it on Rav, so it looks like I went crazier than I actually did.
So the bags. Here.
The right one is like a lunch bucket, but is a good size for shawls or for something like my Spectra that has lots of yarn balls for a pretty easy project. The thing I love about the sock size bag? The top unsnaps. Most of the bags with openings for your yarn just have a hole. Want to use a different bag or just take it out all together? You have to cut the yarn. This bag avoids that problem. I LIKE.
Speaking of Spectra, yes I have knit on it a little.
I really like the way it’s coming out. No matter how you look at it.
No idea why Thomas was hanging out like that, but he seemed perfectly content. Got another little bag from Gritty Knits that works well for socks, or for fiber you’re going to spin. Right now, it’s holding a new sock from Gynx yarn. It’s just the Hermione’s Everyday Sock.
And Friday my STR kit came in. VERY springy, although I find it interesting how the spring shipment often seems to be in medium weight – seems like spring it would be a light weight. Haven’t decided what to knit with it yet. I think I’m not going to run out of options any time soon.
I haven’t slept well for almost a week, and nothing seems to have helped yet. I’m thinking tonight I resort to antihistamines, because right now I don’t think I’m hitting on all cylinders. Besides, I need lots of energy to deal with all my new stuff!