Oh my dear, neglected blog. A lengthier apology/explanation is due, but it’ll have to wait for a few more weeks while I wrap up what has been the busiest Spring I’ve ever had in my life. I popped in to talk/show pictures of this year’s DFW Fiber Fest! I can’t believe this is my third year in a row going and as always I splurged my heart out. This time I had more on my list of “to get’s” than just scouting for yarn. I’ve recently taken up spindling (something else I need to post about) and was on the lookout for new spindles and fiber. It was a great day for it.
…and these awesome spindles from Butterfly Girl Designs (far left) and Spinatude (the 2 on the right). Although I prefer turkish spindles, each of these were too pretty/interesting to pass up. I thought it was neat that the smallest on the left is actually heavier than the other 2. I’m still new so I wanted to have some variety around when I eventually do get better.
Yarn shopping wasn’t really on the agenda, but I made it through 5 minutes before I found some that I couldn’t live without and it was downhill from there. How could I pass up these 2 gorgeous skeins from A Thing for String with such names as Swamp Thing and Gentleman’s Club?
I ended up at Alisha Goes Around first and last on my walk through the vendor hall. And since this yarn isn’t found in the yarn stores I frequent in person or online I figured I should nab my favorite colorways lest I regret it.
Overall, I couldn’t be happier with everything I discovered at the fiber fest, it really is a good one to go to. There was so much variety in the yarns I’ve seen, more so than in the past. I hope you have a chance to look at each of the vendors I referred to above, they are all so nice and help make our crafting endeavors so much more fun. :)