You’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…
Maybe 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!
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?!)
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.
This 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…