Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Post Woolfest

I think it's safe to say that a good time was had by all at Woolfest. I certainly enjoyed myself being able to 'graze' the stalls and it was great to put faces to names of fellow Ravelry users.... so down to the nitty gritty as I'm not really in a blogging mood if you know what I mean... and lets face it everyone loves looking at 'purchases'....

From the The Yarn Yard we have from left to right on the back row... My June Fibre club "Chimnea" in Wensleydale, next to some Bonny sock yarn that DH chose himself (I banned blue!) and then a bfl & merino tencel batt, which has subsequently been spun up....

The pink roving is Shetland and my favourite green & grey is bfl superwash which I have named 'Grass between the cracks' as it reminds me of the fresh green grass growth creeping up between paving stones... sad I know ! Finally right at the front we have another braid of Wensleydale....

Then from Bluefaced.com I have 150g each of BFL superwash hand dyed (with what I don't know) and from Spindlers 2 some Bamboo & merino blend originally from Bonkers Fiber in 'Dragonfly'


Then from
Wingham Wool Work we have a selection of British breeds for a project I'm hatching...;o) Theres Black Jacob, Mid Grey Cheviot, Light Grey Suffolk, Texel & Dorest Horn


and last but not least from
Freyalyn's Fibres some 'Sock Stuff' a 20% nylon & 80% wool blend....both of these were chosen by DH, so not everything I bought was for me ;o)


Remember the 3 rovings I spun up well here is the resulting yarn 464m / 310g at 16wpi a little too thick for the project I had in mind and insufficient yardage and just a tad too busy as well... so it shall wait for better suited project!!! but it is colourful


on the sock knitting front pairs 48 & 49 of hand knit socks are complete... the Bosco are for a Christmas present and will someone please tell me if they've knit a pair of socks in this yarn and managed to get a pattern repeat because nowhere have I ever seen this yarn do a repeat pattern!!! but I did get the 2nd sock to match ;o)))


and the Hunderwasser 'Seeschlange' which were finished on Friday and as I type now are having their maiden airing... Mike is well pleased with them (he picked it) and I have to say they look a lot better on than off...

I have been spinning as well but the yarns are not ready for the debut photography sessions yet ;o)

7 comments:

Kai said...

Wow! Fantastic fibre haul there! :) Those colours are all lovely. :)

Great socks..

fleegle said...

Those socks are handsome! Looks like you 'll be busy spinning for a long time to come.

Soo said...

Did you leave anything for anyone else?? :)

fleegle said...

The aliens gave me The Medal of Fimbledor. Fortunately, it's edible.

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

what an impressive haul! such fabilous colours too.. wish I could get to woolfest, maybe one day, sigh...

Helen said...

Ooh! You shopped good!

Probably Jane said...

Beautiful fibre, yarn and knitting. Looks like loads of us went Bonkers! I've spun up a skein of the bamboo merino and it's gorgeous - I hope you enjoy yours as much as I am mine.