First fiber festival of the year is in the books, as well as a brand new new class!
The new class is called “Master Continental Knitting” and teaches students how to make the switch from knitting American (or throwing) to knitting continental style. Because it requires holding the yarn differently and moving the yarn differently it is a challenging class. Thus, I provide pieces of chocolate for the frustrating moments.
This class, plus two new classes, will be offered at Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival in early June. Class fee is $40 if you sign up by May 158th and you can see class descriptions here.
With Friday being my only day at the festival this year I shopped in the morning and immediately after teaching.
Since I taught all day Friday and then Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon was my first chance to *really* get shopping. Made some purchases from some long-time favorites, and one new.
The Yarn and Fiber:
- (Top left) The green fiber batt from Stillwater Farm is a blend of merino, english angora and firestar
- (Top right) The brown yarn is from A Good Yarn and is a superwash merino fingering weight yarn. I bought this to go along with the mini-skein set I bought at YarnCon the weekend before.
- (Bottom left) These two skeins are from a new-t0-me dyer, Bumblebee Acres. This yarn is DK weight merino/nylon blend in the colorway Dracarys (from her Game of Thrones collection).
- (Bottom right) The green/white/gray yarn is the colorway Blarney Stone on the Twist and Shout Base (DK weight) from BaH Yarns
- (Upper left) I would have missed finding this book except for a friend pointing it out to me. I had heard about this book multiple times on social media but this was the first time I had seen it in person. As a bonus, the copy I bought has been signed by the author!
- (Upper right) I found a few of the nine-inch circular needles I use for socks in very small needle sizes (000, 00 and 0). I bought it from Mother of Purl, although the website listed is www.barnhart-studios.com.
- (Lower left and center) The soap is from Simple Soapworks and I buy some every year. I love the oatmeal in the soap because it really does exfoliate. This year I got three scents – lavender rosemary oatmeal, apple clove and oatmeal mint.
- (Lower right) The tubes are handmade lip balms from Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium. I had a singular goal in mind when I started stopping – to find her chocolate cherry lip balm. And I bought the several tubes she had. This vendor also has a podcast which I’m going to give a try very soon.
That’s all folks!