Getting in the dressed in the morning posed quite the dilemma. What knitted item should I wear? What do I wear with it that will look OK? I ended up wearing a white shirt and my Zauberball Dianna shawl.
Jennifer and I were there from 9:45am to 3pm; taking our time going from booth to booth and in some cases re-tracing our steps to make sure we hadn't missed anything.
In spite of the fact that I am going to the NY Sheep and Wool Festival next month (Mecca to knitters), I bought a lot of stuff. It felt like a knitterly Christmas! This is what I took home.
-120g 650yd skein of laceweight
-80% mohair/205 wool
-Wellington Sierra Desert colourway
-Harvest colourway (left)
a skein of handpainted Tencel (right)
-3 oz./85g 263 yd (approx)
This kit had a Koigu pattern and Prism Saki yarn
-80% Merino/20% Nylon
From Hubbert Farms, I bought two skeins of 75% alpaca blended with 10% Finn, 10% mohair and 5% seasilk. It is 3ply sportweight and each skein has 200 yards.
and also from Hubbert Farms - 2 'bumps' of pindrafted alpaca blended with finn, bamboo and soy.
For my spinning needs, I bought 200g of Corriedale White roving,
and 200g of hand painted 50/50 superwash merino/silk pencil roving.
Next Saturday, I'm attending the World Wide Spin In Public (WWSIP) Day event at The Black Lamb in Port Hope. It starts at 10:30 and is bound to be lots of fun. If interested in attending, let Laurie know. Bring stash you want to swap (yarn or fibre); your own plate, cutlery and drinking vessel; your wheel and a chair; and a portable gazebo/tent for sun protection. I just checked the forecast for Saturday and it's supposed to be sunny with a high of 17F. Perfect outdoor spinning weather!!!