A Wool Gathering Recap

fiber festivalI can’t believe it has been two weeks since we went to A Wool Gathering! I’m sorry I didn’t get my recap post up earlier. Life has just really been busy – especially at work. Anyhow, let me tell you…..A Wool Gathering was completely AWESOME! We had so much fun and I bought lots of great yarn too.  I decided that I was only going to spend money that I’ve made from making Sleepytime Hats. Thankfully, I’ve sold lots of them so I had lots of money to spend! And boy oh boy did I spend, lol!

a wool gatheringI went into the day thinking that I really wanted to find some fun, bright, exciting fingering weight yarn to knit socks with. My first thought is always green, and then jewel tones, and I love those colors but this time around I just wanted something different. We ended up stumbling across two different self striping, rainbow colored, fingering weight hanks!

a wool gatheringa wool gatheringI also got some bright, variegated fingering weight yarns for more socks. One of them even had contrasting yarn to use on the toe, heel and cuff! I can’t wait to see how these all knit up!

a wool gathering IMG_0327 IMG_0329 IMG_0330I also splurged on some 100% Alpaca DK weight yarn! Two different hanks!! They are so soft and cuddly! I hoping to make a blanket out of them. I think I may have some other Alpaca yarn in my stash. If not then I suppose I’ll have to go online shopping!

a wool gatheringa wool gatheringI also just couldn’t resist this beautiful hank of worsted weight yarn. It was just so pretty!!! I don’t know what I’ll make with it – maybe a shawl or some hats. Do any of you have any suggestions?

a wool gatheringFinally, we got a few other things. We each got a pair of already made Alpaca socks. They are so soft and warm! Plus I got some pom pom makers, which will make finishing my Sleepytime Hats much easier.

a wool gathering IMG_0328As you can see, we had a really great time. I would highly recommend attending A Wool Gathering next year if you are anywhere near Yellow Springs, Ohio. Or, if you aren’t, then try finding a fiber festival in your area. They are a lot of fun and you’ll be tempted to “feed your stash”.


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