I went to Fibre East at the end of July which is a fibre festival with all sorts of fibre and yarny things happening. Knitting, spinning, crochet, fibre, spinning, you think of a yarny thing happening and it was there!
I really enjoyed it, it was interesting to see what others were making and working on and producing and of course there had to be some shopping! I just wanted to share these things with you as I think they are so pretty and you might like to see them.
I have never bought any "indy" yarns before, these are my first and are likely to be my only for a very long time. These purchases were the result of a lot of saving and birthday money. I am unlikely to purchase any more yarn for the rest of the year now and these really are rare purchases. Apart from anything else I cannot afford to buy this yarn normally and I am quite happy with stuff I can throw in the washing machine if I am honest with you!!
First up are two skeins of Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock. The one on the left is in the Sapphire colour and the one on the right is Tooth Fairy. I love the name of the Tooth Fairy! Not sure that it reminds me of a tooth fairy, but it is a fun name anyway. The colours are what really appealed to me. These will be a two skein shawl of some kind.
This yarn - above and below - is also Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock. The yarns above are a gradient set of 5 colours of yarn in the same colour family from dark to light - or light to dark of course! I also bought the skein below which is in the Shoreline colour. The plan for these is also a shawl and I hope to stripe in the gradients with the Shoreline in some way.
My final yarn purchases at Fibre East were these five 50g skeins from Five Moons they are in Denim and Sunflower colours. Again, there is a shawl in the future for these!
So that was all well and good, but then things went a little over the top in terms of profligacy! I saw a beautiful skein of yarn that Jooles from Sew Sweet Violet purchased from Elm Tree Yarns and I just had to go and have a look at them.
The reason for the attraction was that the yarns were based on Beatrix Potter characters and I do love Beatrix Potter's work.
First of all two skeins of Peter Rabbit colour! I paired them with my Peter Rabbit Centenary Edition book for the photos. I am collecting these centenary books as they are issued.
You can see how the colours match the colours in the illustrations so well.
The two skeins of Mrs Tiggywinkle! Again the colours match the illustrations so very well don't they.
That is it for now in terms of yarn purchases! I do have a few other new things which were Fibre East purchases and birthday gifts, but I will share those another day to spread out the profligacy! I really do not purchase that much yarn, or other things for myself, this was my big splurge for the year which I had been planning for for quite some time!
Hope you enjoyed seeing the purchases, I suspect that you will enjoy seeing what I make with them even more and I will of course share those with you in due course!!
p.s. please read this blog post if you haven't already done so.