Let's see, after Sock Summit I ran head first into fiber fest prep. I had a lovely time and came home with many goodies from Finger Lakes Fiber Fest, Southern Adirondack Fiber Fest and NYS Sheep & Wool (aka RHINEBECK) luckily I was also selling some stuff along the way.
In no particular order and without pics of everything because well, I don't want to seem like a yarn & notions hoarder (I'm not and I will swear that to you unless you have a trip planned to my studio). OH and some of it is for top secret present making :)
A cute elfin project bag from Stitched By JessaLu -
is it wrong to hope these guys do a little work on the project inside while I sleep?
Recycled Silk from Hampton Artistic Yarns
I *may* have gotten more than the one hank but it was the first time I got to see it in person! I've been coveting online for a while, now the question is what to make with it?!
Also a bag of crazy, tropical fruit batts (nope, not intended) also from Hampton Artistic Yarns, besides just plain liking Debbie, she makes some really lovely stuff.
This pile of crazy might be my first hand spun "art" yarn. I think these colors should keep me warm & happy on the most grey Winter day.
Also from a lovely Rhinebeck vendor who didn't label their hanks (please, please, vendors: label your yarn, I'm both slightly disorganized and a little overyarnwhelmed and I will never find the card I wrote your info on)
From what I can remember this yarn is 10-20% angora and the balance is Merino. What I know for sure is, I bought a sweater's worth mainly in pearly grey and a few bright rose hanks and this sweater will be AMAZING and for ME.
Also irresistible was this rainbow hank of fingering weight SW Merino from Steam Valley Fiber Farm
Honestly, the picture does not do this beauty justice! Phylleri creates fantastic colorways and I have no idea what this is destined for but it will be good!
Let's see... I also designed a window for Wing & Clover in Rhinebeck
Scheduled some classes at Purl SoHo, including a brand new class to make Fraternal Knee Socks from the toes up
Made pies, ate pies. Knitted some, ripped more. Started tweeting. Saw friends new & old from near & far. Made plans. Dyed lots and lots and lots of yarn.
So that was my "Summer Vacation". What have you been up to?