Second fiber festival of the year is in the books! I spent most of my time teaching, a little socializing, and a little shopping. I was slowed down, just a bit, by my broken foot and made an effort to keep it elevated as much as possible.
I had three wonderful classes with some smart and fantastic (and returning!) students. Unfortunately, I was so focused on the classes I didn’t take any pictures. So here’s a sheep from the day.
On Friday I taught Beaded Wire Bracelet and DIY Stitchmarkers and on Saturday I taught Cables 101. One of my Cables class students from April took the Beaded Wire Bracelet class and I got to see two cabled handbands (a pattern exclusive to the Cables 101 class) she made. Saturday morning I got to Franklin early so I picked up my mini-rug hooking kit and sat at the edge of a friend’s booth working on that.
Of course, I did a little shopping. Yarny goodness:
- (Upper left) This actually just came – I loved the colorway but requested it on a different base (superwash merino rather than a merino bamboo mix) and they dyed it up this week. It is a “shawl ball” from Brenda and Heather Yarns (aka BAH Yarns), a local dyer. This is 645 yards of fingering weight in a single gradient colorway called Sunset.
- (Upper right) Yet another large gradient, this time Arial Evolution (100% merino) from Twisted Fiber Art. This is a new to me dyer so I’m excited to start on this soon. Colorway is Downten.
- (Lower left) This was a dyer I specifically wanted to buy something from this year as I’ve never tried her yarns. This is sportweight 100% merino (superwash) in the Plum Drum Weekend colorway from Oink Pigments. It’s actually not the softest merino but it feels like a very sturdy merino that won’t fuzz or felt so I’m planning to use it for socks.
- (Lower right) Another yarn from Brenda and Heather Yarns but this is a self striping DK yarn. I love self-striping for socks but given I’m a crazy slow sock knitter, DK weight yarn is perfect for me. Colorway is Sunshine on a Cloudy Day (or as I call it, Grellow).