5.16.2012

Yarn Fumes

One of the best things about being a knitter in Maryland is having the opportunity to attend Maryland Sheep & Wool which is held annually on the first full weekend of May. This year's festival proved to be as fun and amazing as ever. It was especially wonderful to talk to and watch experienced spinners since I am trying to learn how to spin on a drop spindle. They were so patient while answering my beginner's questions as to the best fibers to start out with, drafting techniques and so forth. But all their wonderful fiber advice flew out the window the moment I stepped into the Loop booth. Fiber candy everywhere...it was impossible to resist!

bullseye bump in arctic spruce (merino/corriedale/nylon/angelina)

Another hard to resist purchase was at the popular Tess' Designer Yarns booth, where I walked away with 660 yards of cotton candy yarn.


I have several fun projects planned for this yarn, one of which is the Color Affection Shawl. Yes, I have caught the affliction/infection!

combined with neon rose and gossamer by Madelinetosh

And then there was the impulsive no plans but it must come home with me now buy of the day:


The yarn fumes and fried twinkies made me do it.



(Go to WIP Wednesday and join in the fun! I also want to say a huge thank you and shout of excitement for being one of the ten finalists in the 'Something A Bit Different' Creative Blogging Award. There are quite a few WIP Wednesday regulars on this list and I am thrilled to be among their company. Please check out the many creative posts for that day by typing 3KCBWDAY5 in your search engine.)

16 comments:

  1. I want to go shopping with YOU! That is one incredible pile of goodies, miss. I can't wait to seee what it all grows up to be, especially the color addiction shawl. :)

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  2. Gnaaaaaahhhh - those yarn fumes would have made be cave in too. Your new yarns look divine

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  3. I would love to get to that festival.....hmmmm I have a brother in Maryland.
    Yarn- Fiber and Fried Twinkies- sounds amazing!

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  4. Oh shoot- and I meant to say congratulations on being one of the finalists- I loved your video!
    (the thought of those twinkies got me all distracted)

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  5. I love your choice of colors for the Color Affection!! I'm still trying to decide on colors myself.
    So much pretty yarn *g*

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  6. Wow the yarn is so so beautiful. I love the roving at the top, I can't wait to see how the yarn turns out from it!

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  7. Congrats on being a finalist for blog week. I loved your video : )
    I think I am catching your "affliction/infection" over the computer... I can wait to see your shawl in all of its pink glory!

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  8. Loverly stuff you got! That Dragonfly Fibers booth should come with a warning sign, I'm telling you!!!

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  9. Ooh, I love your no project planned yarn. The pink also looks great with the grays. I have to get more gray yarn - you inspire me!

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  10. Ah, such gorgeous colors!

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  11. gotta get to Maryland one of these years!!!! WOW. Love all the treasures you brought home---your color affection is going to be gorgeous. And Loops!!!! What a bonus!

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  12. So jealous that you were able to go. I love what you got and the Different Lines combo is beautiful!!!

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  13. Ohhhh the yarn for the color affection looks great. That one will be awesome- I'm sure. I love this pattern so much.

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  14. Congrats on making the list! I voted for you, so I hope you win!

    I would be SO BROKE if went to one of those yarn fests, lol. I don't see how people resist. I want to learn to spin, too, so I'm interested to see your first efforts.

    I don't have your email but I wanted to answer your floating flower question -- I never thought to do it with other flowers because I normally put them in vases, too, but now that you mention it, I can't see why it wouldn't work with anything. I think a bowl full of roses would be lovely!

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  15. Ahh, excellent yarn purchases! I'd walk through those yarn fumes anytime!

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  16. Oh my. That Dragonfly Fibers yarn is such a beautiful color!

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