For someone who doesn’t stash, I seem to have suddenly acquired a lot of yarn. (And yes, there’s a bag under there.)
I really only bought two yarns this weekend. One was a skein of Lorna’s Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies, colorway Cat Bordhi Ah Ha! This is a great yarn for teaching; the short color runs mean that the color of the stitch on the next row will probably be a different color than the one below it. It makes it easy to describe what’s happening with either stitch. It’s a worsted weight single ply yarn, nice and sticky so it doesn’t ladder when you drop a stitch. It’s perfect for investigating techniques, too.
The other yarn I bought is Noro Silk Garden Lite, which is DK weight. I know exactly what I want to do with it; there’s a design idea rolling around in my mind.
I bought a bag of 10 balls at Webs because I don’t know how much I’ll need, and the price was absurdly low.
Most of the rest of the yarn was from Deb Accuardi’s pre-summit luncheon at Gino’s. And it’s all fingering weight. I guess I’m going to start knitting with yarn that’s lighter than sport, because I have a lot of it! I love that it’s all from independent dyers. Here’s a recap of those yarns, starting with the one that was left behind. Deb brought it to me the next day. It’s from Abundant Yarn and Dyeworks, colorway Accuardi Insalata by Stevanie Pico.
Ladies that Lunch colorway by Knitted Wit (Lorajean Kelley). Candace, who sat at our table, stopped by the Knitted Wit booth with the sock she was making from this yarn, and it was knitting up beautifully. I love the colors.
Jules Verne, by Larissa Brown for Abundant Yarn and Dyeworks. You know I love blues!
Pheasant by Abstract Fibers (Susan Stambaugh).
Cherry Mallow by Craft’s Meow.
What else followed me home? The swag bag from the Ravelry party!
How cute is that? here’s the back. I love that it’s labeled like the keepsake that it is.
What’s inside? More yarn! This is Berroco Vintage Wool, in a color that I love. (And the stash keeps growing…)
A tote bag from Namaste.
A note pad from Lantern Moon.
And a very cool sock pattern, Odenwald, by Stephanie van der Linden.
Oh, I have two other fiber items, but they’re not yarn.
Why in the world would I need roving?
I have succumbed to the temptation. All those spinners. All those wheels and spindles. I’ve resisted for years. But when they showed me the cute center pull ball you get when you take the spindle apart, it completely stole my fiber geeky heart.
Now I need to figure out how to use it. Fortunately, Portland Spinnerati meets this Saturday at the Central Library, and the temptresses who egged me on will be there.
I’m still pondering some of the questions from the Luminary Panel. More on that later. Good night!