I share a booth at the Shepherd’s Harvest Festival with my friends Doreen (Goldfish Love Fibers) and Jen (Strawberry Moon Fibers). I could not ask for better partners. They both dye fiber and spin yarn and make the most outrageous gorgeous color and fiber combinations. They are like fiber sirens – people cannot help but be drawn over to see our booth. In addition to having my own stuff at the festival (the same things I sell over in my Etsy shop, with a few additions), I also helped staff the Textile Center’s table and I taught a class. (Can you say busy?!) I didn’t remember to take a single photo at the festival this year. The weather was beautiful, the crowds were huge, I saw tons of friends there and I came home with a few treasures. The yarn above is from Angela at All for Love of Yarn. She does these wonderful semi-solids that have enough variegation to be interesting, but not so much that they look like confetti.
Doreen sent me home with some of this colorway which I promised to knit up into something and post it on Ravelry for her as a sample. The color in this photo doesn’t do this yarn justice – it is intense! I think I might knit a version of this Wingspan shawl, which could be fun since it is short rows and might end up looking stripey or this one called Shizuku with the little droplets on the edge. Definitely something to wear in gloomy February when you need a little pick me up.
This skein I am just going to wear like a necklace. It is about as big around as my finger in the thickest spots. I plan to just felt the ends together and tack it on a few spots so it stays in a neat loop and wear it like a cowl. I love it.
This is a lovely orange colorway of dyed silk “hankies”. These are unfurled silk cocoons and the crazy thing is you can just pull them apart and knit with them. The Yarn Harlot started a craze for mittens made this way. Not sure what mine are destined to be, but it is silk so it will be good.
I also have to give a shout out to Rachel and Sadie, who were the lovely ladies in my Photo Help class. We were a small class but we had fun and they were both absolutely sweet and charming.
I have almost finished unpacking and will have some new little sheep for my etsy shop soon. Stay tuned!