Friday, November 7, 2008

Stitches 2008

Door to door, 10 minutes, courtesy of the Moose. Had to go. Next year they are moving away. Great day, overcast, 72. It wasn't even too hot in the Market. Big line to get in but it moved fast. First stop CreativelyDyed. Finally met Dianne, such a sweet person. And her husband who seems very supportive. Mine gave me a ride but he wouldn't have hung around. Anyhow: Wool/seacell and Milk Protein/silk/wool. 2 new fibers for me.

After that came the aimless wandering. Jojoland SW Melody that I could've gotten cheaper later on. The orange is sw wool/bamboo sock yarn from the Sanguine Gryphon. Unpictured is a skein of the beige color Noro Sock, my ostensible goal for the trip. That was the only large line, at WEBS, but they had 2 checkers and it moved. They also had Kauni which I resisted since it felt like string, even the samples which one would hope had been washed. Also resisted sweater quantities at Ellen's Half-Pint and Brooks. Cause I'm never going to use it but they were gorgeous.

Green is SW merino, yellow Bombyx/merino. From Lisa Souza. her husband was also there being charming to old ladies.

More harvest colors, BFL, from River's Edge Weaving Studio in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Going to try for a 3 ply. Did a sample skein once and didn't like it but things may have changed. The most awesome part of this is posting before losing the ID tags. Despite the pain in my knee. Which cannot be allowed to interfere with shopping.

1 comment:

Susan T-O said...

Wow, you got some great fibers, and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. Doesn't Lisa Souza have beautiful rovings?