well my wacko scheme didn’t quite work

This morning I was inspired to take quick snapshots of the stash… mostly it was the tops of the bins/drawers/bags/etc. To remind myself, really you don’t need any more yarn.
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Because I went to fiber frolic today. With a local friend, and we met up with Lucia (who has not been blogging much lately… ahem). After what seemed like only a bit, another local friend (actually it was that Canadian) found us, but it was really nearly 3 hours later.

We were at Bill Huntington’s booth, where I made my first purchase… a single skein of windspun yarn. It’s darker and purpler than shown here,
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This is to contrast (go with?) with some yarn I got from him last year,

Maybe I’ll make that Circus Tent Hat with the four colors… this pattern is probably the first thing I bought from a local fiber person, years ago.

Ran into Sara at Amy’s booth (no surprise there), and she said I need some sparkle. Eventually I made it to enchanted knoll, and I did succumb, to this,
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Sparkly, but subtle… and the colors of mud, well within my color comfort zone!

We have a plan that on the first furlough day we’ll head out for a drink and sit by the river and drink and spin. Something sparkley and fun.

So up to this point my scheme was working…

But then… that wicked, wicked woman. Which wicked woman? A couple probably… but it’s Nanney Kennedy of whom I speak. Temptress. Seductress.

I mean, look at this, (and this)
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There were more colors, and they were better in person…

And she had puppies… puppies!… come on, is that yarn not irresistable enough on its own?? It’s soft and sproingy, and it feels incredible next to your skin.

I moved out of my typical color scheme, into what Nanney termed “personal growth”. Hah! Actually, I do wear these colors, but not so much the pinky purple. Anyhow, this will be the PG sweater.
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(this is a really crappy pic of the colors, they are richer)

Saw lots of people and got to gab with many of them. We met a young bunny, whose owner was looking for a name, and fell in love with G’s suggestion of Milkweed. So, meet Milkweed,
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who was, as one might imagine, incredibly soft.

This is a picture for my SIL, who is a “dirty hooker” (she leaves her ends until the end, which makes sense to me!).
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By Susie Stephenson. It’s an incredible vest, and may be in the Farnsworth this year. Can you see the embroidery inside? There’s a couple messages, and lots of clothing tags (think Pendleton and Harris Tweed) too.

Hope you’re having a good weekend. I better get knitting, eh?

8 Responses so far

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    Brenda said,

    June 6, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

    Sorry I missed you! Those puppies were the cutest. We went back to that booth three times to hold them. It looks like you did a good job of enhancing the stash. I was pretty good – only bought some fiber from Amy and one other person. OH – I bought a Nantucket bag too!!! It was a great day.

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    Emily said,

    June 6, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

    Those seacolors are great, I can see why you bought them.

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    Chris said,

    June 7, 2009 @ 12:14 am

    Oh, that’s pretty stuff – who could expect you to resist? ;)

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    Eryka Jackson said,

    June 7, 2009 @ 12:16 am

    I agree, the universal knitting force would never give you more yarn than you could use.

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    Sara said,

    June 7, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

    Oh, oh, oh…the yarns are beautiful…I would have caved and bought those too – and I know I don’t need any yarn!!!

    Milkweed is too cute!!!

    Puppies, there were puppies there – I would have spent all my time there with them…

    Sounds like you had a marvelous time!!!

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    Lucia said,

    June 8, 2009 @ 11:15 am

    When I went up I fully intended to go both Sat and Sun; I ended up bagging Sun partly because I’d have no one to hang with but mostly so as not to give myself another chance to fall victim to that yarn. I was thisclose, I tell ya. Your giving us that link is not necessarily an act of kindness.

    (Yeah, yeah, I know, but now my laptop, where all my pix are, is acting funny. It may need to go see Henry the Computer Dude.)

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    June 9, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

    Wowee. That does indeed look like a good time. (sigh) If I could only figure out how to be two places at once. We had a great time at the BD party and the Norlands, but I really, really wanted to see the precision llama drill time (no photos of that, btw?)

    Will be missing you gals this week. Looking forward to catching up next week!

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    sara said,

    June 9, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

    hahahahahaha… should I say that I told you so? Or wait until our first furlough day? ;-)

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