We are nothing if not givers. Always giving. Always thinking of others. Take the economy. We have to do our part, and we take that very seriously. Very. Seriously. Tirelessly, in fact.
Sally arrived last Thursday for Yarnover* and we have worked at doing our patriotic duty nonstop ever since. Not all of the yarns pictured were purchased since Thursday but they are very recent acquisitions.
*Yarnover purchases indicated by asterisk
1- This was actually an investment in class time: these skeins are Sally’s hand dyed yarns! She made them in a class she took at Fibre Space in Alexandria. From Susan: they are gorgeous and very “buyable” if that is a word!
*2- Susan bought these skeins of Berocco Cotton Twist at Yarnover: she saw a special someone wearing “Braided Glory” and thought this was the same yarn…unfortunately not, but she is hoping it will work anyway. The wrap is a show stopper.
*3- We LOVE Madeline Tosh Light and bought a lot of it!! Some of these colors are for gifts…
(some were bought at Yarnover and some elsewhere)
*4- Sally tried on a darling swing jacket in Schulana Mosco in at StevenBe’s Yarnover booth and just had to have it — and buttons to boot.
5- Susan thought that Jared Flood needed some additional reassurance about his recent foray into yarn development, so she bought enough Shelter (color Nest) to make his new design Brownstone for DH for Christmas (give, give, give!!). ETA: Sorry — no Shelter at Yarnover! Sally brought it with her from DC (purchased at Fibre Space!).
6- Supporting the independents: Dye for Wool in a deep denim sock weight.
*7- Supporting more small dyers: Sun Valley Fiber Farm — this booth was filled with stunning yarns. We bought several colors in order to make this design by Romi Hill. Romi was at Yarnover so we wanted to show our support for her as well! Mapleweave was wearing Taygete in two stunning colors so we dragged her to the booth and tried our luck at coming up with winning combinations!
8- Susan bought a Chart Keeper from KnitPicks. Great invention!
9- What can you say? Sanguine Gryphon’s Gaia Laceweight in color Lobstrosity…oh my! The color is indescribeable.
10- Malabrigo Sock in color Ochre…for a stealth project.
11- Susan bought this “green” yarn for the Summer Solstice Cardigan and is loving it — this will be a workhorse sweater to wear every day. Ethical Twist in color Oatmeal.
*12- Another stunner from Sun Valley Fiber Farms in merino and cashmere.
Oh yeah. We also attended Yarnover. 😉
Yarnover was a huge event this year — celebrating its 25th year. 25 stellar instructors, 400 participants, 40 vendors in a bustling marketplace. The gift for participants was especially nice this year for the silver anniversary: silver needle gauge necklaces. We worked the event so came home exhausted.
The highlight for both of us was being approached by our readers with a greeting, “Hi, I read your blog!” We LOVED it!! Sally leaves today after a whirlwind weekend.