I left the house with this one big bag and my last words to SA:
"I will not buy anything more than fits in this bag."
His last words: "Why? this only happens once a year!"
Why? Ha, perfect answer! But seriously, the fun at Sheep & Wool can get outta hand, so I like to start out with some sort of limits.
Apple-green ink, ToothlessByte and I headed out extra early on Saturday morning hoping that we might have some chance of fondling the Koigu at the Koigu shop. Unfortunately, 9am, opening time, was a little too late to peek at the Koigu. I did manage to find some at another shop, but why did they up the price? Most places with a good selection of colors were charging $12 a piece! But yes, I bought some anyways!
Please meet my new stash:
Koigu (middle), two different batches of silk/mohair (left), some dark mohair (top), and some alpaca (right).
The Wild 'n' Woolly Farm stand had some really fun samples of knitting done using locks alone, without spinning, so I picked a bunch of colors out and plan on mixing them in with my knitwork. Hmm...maybe I'll give that a try for the Wall of Yarn exhibition project I signed up for? Maybe...
My new strategy this year was to get more than just one skein of whatever I fell in love with, and all in all, I'm quite pleased with what I got. Oh, and I did score with some Bryspun circular needles. After I left that was the one thing I wish I got more of.
I did spot some other bloggers, but never had the chance to bump into them again. Ah well, theres always next year!
Sheep are cute, alpacas are fascinating (especially the shaggy-dreadlock type), but kitties are cuter:
Meet Pinky and The Brain, Elliot, and Elton. My friend rescued them from her alley....they're all adorable, all adopted, and last night I got to play with them. Good thing I'm at my cat limit (2) and they're all claimed!
Tonight I voluneered at the DCAC Cuisine des Artistes event. Were you there? Oh my, that was my first visit to the O St Mansion. What a fabulous place!