Saturday, May 26, 2012

Great Lakes Fiber Festival

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?


  1. You showed amazing restraint. Love what you did buy. Glad you had fun.

  2. How fun for you! Great scores there.

  3. fiber fests are such fun!

    what a gorgeous skein of yarn!!


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