Sunday, September 25, 2005

I got your yarn p*rn here!

We had a delightful afternoon at the Flock & Fiber Fest yesterday. I got some wonderful yarn and a couple new toys. First up, Opal sock yarn and some Addis to knit it up with:

They had a sample sock cuff knitted from this Opal, and it knits up in such a neat pattern - I can't wait to try it!

I also found some gorgeous hand-spun and hand-painted yarn from a farm in The Dalles. She had a whole rack of yummy yarns - it was hard to stop at just four hanks, but I somehow managed to have a little self control! Here they are:

The green and brown is a lace-weight baby alpaca that I'm going to use for Fiber Trends' Pacific Northwest Shawl. I'm not really a shawl type, so I'm going to knit it up for my piano to wear. The pink is a merino/angora/kid mohair blend that is incredibly decadent. I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for, but I just couldn't leave it behind! It better be good - that one hank was $27 - yipe!

We also saw some very nice yarn producers. If only I could keep these in my backyard:

Owen really liked looking at the fuzzy bunnies:

And one woman displayed her knitted family. They were indeed life-sized! And yes, the baby is breastfeeding.

Sydney spent the afternoon with her Daddy. They watched some tv (talk about a chip off the old block):

Today we all took a walk. When Sydney wanted to be carried, Bill for some reason put her in the Baby Bjorn. Does this look bizarro or what?

I've also got some knitting progress to show you. First the gifts - here's Sue's, and here's Bill/Chris's. I also figured out what has been bugging me about Hopeful - I've just been doing too much darn knitting in the round. I picked up Spork and got most of the way through the second stripe:

It was kind of funny, because when I first started Spork, all that plain stockinette was really bugging me. But yesterday, it was just what I needed! That's why it's a good idea to always have multiple WIPs - you can switch back and forth depending on your mood!


Blogger keohinani said...

man oh man oh man. i would move back to oregon just so i could go to flock and fiber fests. yup, i would. and that $27 hank of pink lusciousness? beautiful. great porn, i mean, pictures. yeah. and nothing like a knitted mom breastfeeding to snap me back to reality after drooling over the yarn porn, i mean, pictures. yikes! thanks for sharing!

5:46 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Oh, your yarn porn does not disappoint!! Opal and Addis by themselves would've done it for me, but throw in that alpaca and the $27 hank and it's all over! ;-) I love that Pacific Northwest Shawl, and I can't wait to see how yours turns out in that gorgeous colorway. To think that life-sized art was completely knitted! Unreal. So glad to hear you had fun- thanks for letting us live vicariously through you!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Umm, all I can think about is how the vacuum cleaner would be working overtime when I look at the angora bunnies!

12:42 PM  

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