Wonders of Wool was great!!
This is some of my haul:
The rest of what you don’t see is a super amount of naturally coloured 100% wool from Anna Gratton’s Little Wool Co. For gorgeous sweaters that will keep me and my family warm. You’ll see more of it when I start to knit it shortly.
Let us examine some of this yarny happiness in more detail shall we?
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember the sad day when I told you that James of Fibre Alive had decided to stop dyeing yarn. So yes, your eyes do not deceive you – I was so happy to see James at the market!!
After a break and a rest, James has decided to make a return to his love of dyeing, albeit in a smaller scale. He has also added another base to his yarn selections! And as of today, he has reopened his online store!! Woohoo!!! Happy jigs happening at this end. I’m so happy I can once again enjoy his wonderful talent.
Of course, I had to replenish my stock of Happy-go-knitty yarn. Especially self-striping loveliness!
I also was delighted to finally meet Sally of Verandah Yarns in person, and to acquire some of her gorgeous colourways. So pretty, I’m thinking I should do a shawl with the yarn and not socks. She manages to achieve a striking depth to her colours. Quite masterful.
And finally, more lovelies from Anna Gratton. I think I could have bought ALL her stock… but one must spread the budget around, and share nicely with other knitters…
The colour transitions in this hank of Little Wool Co. merino/mohair make my heart go bumpty-bump extra fast.
I didn’t think that a week could get much better when it was topped and tailed with a woolfest at each end.
What I didn’t count on was the wonderful people I would catch up with and meet, who turned the events not just into an occasion to add to my stash but something very special indeed. We often talk about how knitting brings people together. This week was very much an illustration of that point for me.
I’m going to be smiling for a while.