Yesterday was the first day of Fiber Fest. I had researched the vendors websites and was armed with a list...Day One was really all about the shopping for me...I didn't take that many pictures, but I will share what I have.
I think I made quite the haul:
I bought two sets of ChiaoGoo 24-in 2.0mm circulars and the bluish yarn in the middle is Poems Socks from The Knitting Fairy. The colors are what I would call Dallas Mavericks colors and I want to make a Wingspan shawlette to wear to the games.
The three skeins of yarn on the top are:
Timebomb - on a nice SW Falkland British Merino/Nylon blend in a turquoise color - from Gritty Knits,
Makimo - a nice mixture of blues and turquoises (the colorway is called Relaxing) in 100% bamboo - from The Fiber Lady and
Tough Love Sock in the Cold Mountain colorway by sweetgeorgia yarns purchased at the Woolie Wok.
The three on the bottom are:
A nice 100% organic merino fingering weight in the Sakura colorway from Gynx Yarns,
Pashmina in Tart from Madelinetosh and
Marmalade of Ponies - a nice 100% SW fingering weight wool in a beautiful pinky red colorway from Alisha Goes Around.
Oh - and I bought some beads from The Artful Bead to use with the Pashmina to make a Saroyan shawlette.
Here's some of what was in the goodie bags for the students:
Later in the evening, I attended An Evening With Ravelry.
Mary-Heather and Sarah (toting her handsome assistant) presented "Unraveling Ravely," which shared informative tips that will help maximize our experience and usage of the site.
There were munchies:
There were people:
It was fun.
Then, I got home and there was a package from The Loopy Ewe:
I am going to participate in the Second Quarter 2012 Challenge, which is about knitting a project out of yarn that has cotton in it. I do have yarn with cotton in it in my stash, but 1. it wasn't purchased from TLE and 2. it is not yarn that TLE carries. Those are the conditions...So, I had to buy some yarn - Cascade Ultra Pima in turquoise.
I think I had a pretty good day.