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Ah, Friday…

The Booty

Nothing, but NOTHING, can compare with meeting grrlfriends and spending time together.  The reason for going to a Fiber Festival, or Wool Market, has little to do with fiber or wool...it has everything to do with friends.  If nothing had been purchased and brought home, the trip would have still be a success and full of fun, good times.  A nice bonus is the fiber booty that finds it way home in your bag.

Carolesgiftofvesptersockyarn_1BirdsongsgiftofyarnandpinBirdsong and Carole each came bearing gifts of fibery goodness.  Carole picked up a 'skank' of the oft sought after Vesper Sock Yarn as she was amazed I had never tried it. It's the color of a desert sunset and was a perfect choice. Birdsong's gift was a skein of pure silk, in the same color as the yarn she dyed as my Dye-O-Rama pal, and a beautiful bird pin. They make a perfect combo and will soon be made up into a neck scarf that will be held with the pin.  You two grrlfriends are so sweet and I can't wait until we meet again. Thank you for your kindness, laughter, hugs, silliness and generosity.

CassiesprettysockkitwithcarascardCassie was kind enough to send one of her Emergency Sock Kits (along with one of Cara's fabulous cards) as a thank you for knitting her sock pattern (be patient, she's been very busy).  The ESK is beautifully made and will be a perfect companion to my sock bag.  From now on I'll have everything needed to knit and finish a pair of socks at my finger tips.  Thank you Cassie for sharing your talents.

And now, just what you have been waiting for...the Estes Booty.

Plumcolorwayforseraphim_1GorgeousmagentacolorwayfromplainandfancyMy first stop was the Plain and Fancy booth to see Grayce and her lovely selection of hand dyed yarn.  This year she had little lace weight (thankfully I bought mine last year) but, I loaded up on beautiful sport weight.  The colorway on the left, called Magenta, will become a sweater (pullover or cardigan to be decided).  The darker color is called Plum and should knit up nicely into Mim's Seraphim shawl. Surely no one is surprised by the colors purchased.

GalinasmerinolaceforicarusAutumncolorwayfrompfwbrooksfarmsockFrom Skaska this beautiful lace weight merino will become Icarus, another of Mim's fabulous shawl designs, which is in the current  IK magazine. Last, but not least, is a gift for Katherine, as she created the artful design used on our Utah Grrl T-shirts. It's a skein of Brooks Farm's new sock yarn sold only at fiber festivals (for now anyway).  Aija was the winner of last Friday's comment 'contest' and she will receive the Autumn Leaves colorway from Plain and Fancy Wool.  Thank you  for your kind and supportive comments.  It seems that most of you left comments which reflected who you are as a person.  You all rock!


You are going to be one busy little knitter! The grrlfriends truly are the best part; finally we have someone to share our lust for yarn with as we pore over the huge variety at these events.

You brought great goodies home :)

Love your yarn. Lucky lady, what a haul!

Nice booty!

A great fiber booty, Margene!

Are you going to Taos??

What a nice bunch of lovlies!

Your right nothing can compare to the friends. I think I need to start a wool market savings and go to Maryland one year and Estes the next, Both sound wonderful and have great people that visit.

I love your yarns! Would it be rude of me to say I dig your booty?

Ohhh you got some beautiful new stash! Yum.

Oh my! What an incredibly lovely selection of yarn! I LOVE that plain and fancy yarn, especially the autumn colorway that you are parting with.....YUM!

You should about be washed away with the number of drool comments, but add mine to the list.

Just green with envy over here!

Beautiful colours (some of my favourites as well)Both of mim's shawls are on my to do list - and Adamas as well - you can never have too many shawls I think. I tend to wear them instead of cardigans. My office is warm even in the winter. I now have to find time to spin the yarn for seraphim - oh and finish knitting Mountain Peaks - That grrl Mim has a lot to answer for!

Great stuff. I love the colors for everything.

It looks like you found some wonderful stuff, I can certainly tell what your favorite color is! I love meeting people at fiber festivals, too - it's definitely the best part.

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