As I stated earlier today, it takes a true fiber lover to be able to rub wool on their face when it's over 85 degrees. My knitting group spent several hours this morning/afternoon at the Great Lakes Fiber Festival in Wooster, Ohio. I didn't have any grand plans to buy yarn but did come away with a few goodies.
I picked up a skein of tweedy handspun from Hilltop Heritage Farm. It's 300 yards of DK weight, 70% wool and 30% mohair. It has a nice sabley look to it and I think this may become the knitted dog I referred to a couple of posts ago. I also picked up two mini-skeins of yarn in two colors I'm still low on (green and orange) from Ursula's Alcove. At a dollar each, I couldn't resist. A couple of darning needles completed my day's purchases. I know somewhere in this house there are at least half a dozen darning needles all in hiding. Now that I need one, I can't find any. Considering I just used one on Thursday, this is pretty irritating. In my mind I keep singing that Paula Cole song only changing the lyrics to "Where have all the darning needles gone?" I need to graft my I-cord edge together and the needles will come in handy. I feel like I showed a lot of restraint today and while I saw some pretties there, I came away with things I know I'll definitely use. Did anyone else happen to head over there today as well?