October 2010 001You’ll just have to take my word for it.  I went to the Fall Fiber Festival at Montpelier and met up with Ann, snagged a few goodies, had dinner with Ann and Dianne, but not a single people photo happened.  In fact, it seems faces just didn’t happen at all.  Hem.

I can’t show you everything.  I snagged a lot of gifts.  On the right above, you see a new bobbin for my Aura (wheel).  I happen to think a spinner can’t have too many bobbins, but these big beauties aren’t cheap, so I might just ask Santa for another and decide five is plenty…

October 2010 007Maybe I went a little crazy in the Tea Time Garden booth.  The owner is a fellow instructor at Dog House Yarns & More.   (You can find the fall class schedule HERE.)  However, a lot of what I purchased was in the above-mentioned gift category, so no photos for you, except of the honey white wedding tea that is for me!  I’d tried Bonnie’s blends at the spin-in a few months ago, but Ann and I  had a blast taking in the different aromas.  Bonnie is also gifted with a spindle, and I can’t wait to gleen some of her knowledge!

October 2010 009

You wouldn’t have known I just saw Dianne and her Creatively Dyed booth the weekend before to see me shopping.  I’d gone in with a plan – nothing but gifts and laceweight for me.  This huge hank is destined to become one of those lightweight cardis that are popping up all over Ravelry.  (And yes, for ME.  It might be Sissy’s hue, but she doesn’t like clothes, remember?!)

October 2010 011

I’d planned and was working my plan until Ann waved some sale yarn under my nose.   Panyard is a scrumptious merino silk blend that is likely to become mitts or a little scarf for me.

October 2010 008This is a little knot of superfine merino.  It’s just a bit for me to try.  The dark portion is actually a little purple, but no amount of editing could get it just right.

And that’s all I bought for me – honest!

I always seem to miss all the people I’d like to see at this festival.  I don’t know if it’s because it’s so local to me or what.  I didn’t go back on Sunday so I missed the Ravelry meet-up.  The mud was all but a non-issue, so I hope no one stayed away on its account.  My tires got dirty, but my shoes were so clean that I didn’t change into the spare pair I’d brought along before I drove home.

How was your weekend?  I also did lots of knitting, but we’ll talk about that later…

13 comments on “Faceless

  1. Sue says:

    That purple is scrumptious. Looks like you had a good time and found lots of pretties.

  2. gMarie says:

    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! I love, love that hank of purple yarn – beautiful! g

  3. Kathy says:

    I’ve never been to a fiber festival. It sounds like such fun. I would most like to go to the one in Taos, New Mexico.

  4. Marjie says:

    It’s nice of Gretchen to inspect your haul before you brought it inside. Just sayin’…she’s sure there’s no way to know what might lurk inside the goodies!

  5. Blond Duck says:

    Those look amazing!!

  6. km says:

    I need to find a fiber festival near me..

    Fun haul. Will you be able to blog about the gifts once they’re given?

  7. anniebananie says:

    I didn’t really wave it, per se. I simply put you in it’s path and you happened to like it. No hard core enabling, but I will admit to subtle helping. 🙂

    I had a blast too, and can’t believe that I didn’t take any pictures at dinner. Duh!

  8. Nichole says:

    Looks like you had a fun weekend too! Mine should’ve involved more knitting with all the time spent in the car to and from Maine, but……. ah well.

    Beautiful finds!

  9. Kathy says:

    Oh what gorgeous goodies :D.
    The Diva and lil sis certainly don’t look too interested in your little excursion goods.
    *sigh* I suppose furry squirrels are much more fun than yarn.

  10. Well, well, well…LOL…you HAD a plan, and it was working until…..smirk. I love being the one to derail someone’s plans…glad Ann was there to take care of that this weekend. Lovely things, those you’re willing to show….

  11. Terrie says:

    I love that purple yarn! It will make a beautiful cardi. Lots of other great finds, too! Glad you had a fun weekend 🙂

  12. Bubblesknits says:

    I read on Twitter last night that Dianne accidentally left her suitcase at a hotel in VA. After all the trouble she had getting her booth set up, I hate she lost her suitcase, too. 😦

    Gorgeous goodies! That purple is going to make an awesome Featherweight Cardi (or something of that nature)!

  13. That merino is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see your finished spun yarn.

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