Saturday, April 05, 2008

DFW Fiber Fest and Wollmeise

Joy and I hit the DFW Fiber Fest today. What a kick. You meet lots of new people traveling with Joy, she knows everyone.

We didn't buy them out, but I got a couple of really fun things.

Check out this great pink sock yarn for Fiber Lady. Each skein is 200yds and it's a wool/bamboo/nylon mix. I'm not sure what I'll do with it, but I love the semi-solid coloring.

Next I visited Brooks Farm Yarns. My fabulous vine lace shawl is made from two skeins of the brown and black acero. I knew I wanted at least one more skein. I was thinking red, but then this green started talking to me. I'm not sure if it's going to be socks or a skinny clapotis, but I had to bring it home.

We saw lots of other great yarns, but I set a limit and tried to stick with it. Lonestar Arts has some nice offerings and I will visit her on Etsy. And Jojoland has some amazing stuff. And of course, Madeline Tosh has fantastic color combinations.

It's not as if I don't already have enough yarn. A couple of weeks ago our Wollmeise order arrived and I am now the proud owner of 2 skeins of Wollmeise 80/20 twin, one in the coveted Spice Market and the other in Birkenrinde.

Because of presschecks on Friday I made a lot of progress (finally) on the Caribbean colorway simple rib socks. These things are dragging on. I did the afterthought heel which was fun to learn. Picking up the stitches is a bit of a pain, but I love just decreasing like a toe.

I need to go knit. I have to play with some of this new yarn.