Saturday, May 10, 2008

NH Sheep & Wool Festival

I went to the NH Sheep & Wool Festival with 3 friends and an infant. Baby Eli (2 months old) was a trooper - hardly a peep out of him! While I was there, I got to meet Kris. We didn't get to chat long, but she is as sweet in person as she is on her blog.

I also bought some very pretty yarn! (Well, really, my mom bought me some very pretty yarn! Thanks Mom!)

This is 100% silk laceweight from Spirit Trail Fiberworks. I can't even begin to explain how soft it is. It's destined to become an Oriel Lace Scarf.

Then, I got 2 skeins of wool/silk laceweight, from Mad Angel Creations. The spinner/dyer was not in the booth, but her husband was. He was very apologetic for knowing nothing at all about the yarn, but assured me his wife would be back soon. I would have liked to hear more about how the yarn is dyed and whatnot, but I didn't want to make the baby wait around.

Again, very soft. I'm not exactly sure what this is going to be, but I have some ideas.

My mom has been looking for something turquoise and pink for a scarf, and I picked up this sock yarn.

The color is off. It's much more pink and much less purple, and much less blue and more turquoise.

Also, I got some fleece insoles to keep my feet warm in the winter. I've been wearing them since I got home, and my feet are very cozy.

While I was proctoring this week, I knit 42" of a mistake rib scarf, and did a lot of Sudoku Puzzles. Good times.

What have you been up to?

Happy Knitting!


Knit'inCrazee.... said...

Sudoku puzzles, gee I love them. I do mine in pencil as I tend to make lots of mistakes..

The festival sounds like it was tons of fun!

km said...

That looks like stash ;0) Sounds like you had a great time. I can't wait to see what you have in store for those yarns. And how fun...meeting Kris. Happy Mother's Day.

Alana - Knit Wit said...

What fun... I wish I'd have been there with you! Love all your purchases!

I really enjoy doing Sudoku puzzles, too. At school, I'm tempted to do the one in the newspaper when I need to be doing other (more schooly) things:o)