Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Photos of stuff...
Now I wish I had taken a photograph of what I sent out...I may have to ask my partner to photograph it for me :)
I have many purchases from the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival.
Off to the right here, you can see a blurry picture of Ewetopian Sock SW from Ewetopia Fiber Shop.
On the left, you can see six skeins of 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool from Ogle Designs. I have a plan for this...pending that I can (1) get the pattern (also from Ogle Designs) and (2) that I have enough yarn here to make it.
Samantha In Stitches had some wonderful yarns. I purchased two skeins of "Sheen" sock yarn that were aptly named "Funky Monkey" (remind anyone of sock monkey colors?) and another skein of "Footcrazy" sock yarn named "Sour Drops." I also got a project bag from her for spending over $50. I don't have a photograph of that...but, trust me, it's fun :)
Creatively Dyed Yarns. I don't know why I love her stuff so much...but I do. It just has this nice, tight feel to it. Anyway, I bought three skeins from this booth. There's a skein of 1200 yards of lace weight (which is really more purple than blue), and two skeins of 510 yards of sock weight (one is purple/white, the other is a teal/white).
Kindred Threads had a booth that I stopped at, obviously. I picked up a couple of skeins; one is rightfully named "Kermit" while the other is also rightfully named "Sunset." I have no idea what I'm going to make out of either of these...socks, fingerless mittens, a hat, a scarf, a shawl...no idea.
Gypsy Girl Creations. Neither skein is enough for a pair of socks on their own, which is why I purchased two of them. But...I don't know if I'll make socks or not. I'll think of something.
Blackberry Ridge is local, it still doesn't stop me from buying fun things from them. I picked up both these skeins of yarn (both superwash, fingering weight) as well as a book by Hazel Carter about Shetland Lace Knitting from charts.
Sun Valley Fibers. Again, she is local but I don't care. I picked up some items from her at the Knit-In in March and I couldn't resist buying more. Plus, the owner, Jeanette, is so so SO sweet. I only managed to buy one skein from her this time.......I was trying to "behave" by then.
I'm not very good (yet) but I picked up this one a lot faster than the traditional kind (that look like tops). I just need to work with it. And, like I said, I bought some roving to play around with :)
I think that's about it for what's been going on. I'll post pictures of the baby socks, scarf, and any other FOs I have in a later post...if I can get good photographs, that is.