Monday, May 2, 2011

Springtime in yarny spaces

Two words: Knitter's Frolic.  At last!  The marketplace portion of the weekend was on Saturday, and I had a wonderful time spending money, the more so because this year's Frolic was the carrot that got me through the last four months.

There were several things I particularly wanted to buy there, but up at the top of the list - for both priority and the order in which I compiled said list - was more hand dyed mohair/romney blend yarn from Stoddart Family Farms, which you may remember from such finished objects as Sailor's Delight, Ady's Socks, and my lighter weight Watercolour Socks.

I could have ordered some online or I could have dropped in to the farmer's market in town one weekend (which was desperately tempting), but I decided to be strong and wait till the Frolic to stock up with more of this amazingly soft, warm, hardwearing yarn.

Glamour shots:

and a little skein of grey for a pair of textured socks.

The only hitch is that yesterday I took a class to learn a technique I've been trying to figure out for the last year, and now I wish I had two skeins of grey so I can make use of it, but I'll tell you more about that another day. By which time I may or may not have acquired a second skein of grey, ahem.


Brendaknits said...

Oh, I wish I had known you were coming, I was working at the Cabin Fever booth and would have suggested you drop by for a meet up.

Mary Keenan said...

Oh rats!!! and I don't even think I made it to Cabin Fever - I'll make a point of it next time ;^) Will you be at the Kitchener Fair?

Yvette said...

I saw you at the Frolic! Normally I'd introduce myself and say Hi but I'm talking funny these days. My dental woes made me shy.
I didn't get any Stoddart this year. I was on a limited budget and had to make some hard choices. You sure got some great colours. Gorgeous photos.

Mary Keenan said...

Gah! How did you know it was me and how did I miss you?? Sorry about the dental issues - I had a couple of years of Grownup Person Braces and though they were pretty non-invasive I can definitely relate ;^)