I guess the small incident of food poisoning has kept me from blogging about the GIANT yarn festival that happened the weekend before last. i just realized that I never posted anything about it. We had so few staff able to work that weekend, that I headed up there first thing Saturday morning and spent about an hour before turning around and coming home. Of course I bought some Socks that Rock mediumweight…my favorite sport weight sock yarn. I always buy a couple of hanks that I later have serious doubts about. In some ways, I think they are prettier in the hank and should just be put in a shadowbox and left alone. Yarn art anyone?
Given the amount of painted sock yarn in my stash that seems to look better in the skein…Veronica sent over this sock pattern idea from the Yarn Harlot Blog. It does seem to break up the pooling rather well. Something to consider…She did actually knit them in a colorway that I have in my stash somewhere.
So anyways, I was quite happy standing in the pack of folks searching for hand dyed sock yarn that I don’t need. I also stopped by the Miss Babs booth to see Veronica and Babs. Then I decided to eat fried dough and lamb kebabs at 9:30 am. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. It took three days to recover.
I did a fairly good job of resisting much of the yarn that I used to be tempted to buy. Having access to a great deal of yarn right here outside my office door has made it much easier to say “no” and be well behaved. I realize that not all of you have this luxury. I didn’t get much time to visit the sheeps…I ate some sheeps…but not a lot of visiting with the sheeps…What was everyone’s favorite sight at the festival?
**All photos by Suni Edson