Okay, the sun came out today so I got some nice shots of my latest stash acquisitions. Apparently I have a small Silk Garden addiction in the making.
This is some of what I got at Fibre Fest in Gibsons week before last:
500 grams of Hummingbird Fibre Arts 83% organic Romney and 17% Tussah silk. I particularly like this orange/copper colour:
I bought A LOT from Hummingbird Fibre Arts and from their fibre supplier, Qualicum Bay Fibre Works. Gorgeous stuff. Most of it is called IGOR – island grown organic Romney and then there are all the ways they blend IGOR. I was really taken with the silk blends. They also do fibre processing so if you have a fleece that wants washing and preparing, their stuff was beautifully prepared. You can go here and read and interview with the owner, Anna Runnings. She was so nice! There is a LOT more spinning fibre than this but this one is the jewel in the crown. The other spinning fibres I bought were all very muted and natural colours and don’t really sparkle like this little lovely does.
Of course I didn’t only buy spinning fibre. Here is the evidence of my other purchases:
Mostly sock yarn, three skeins of it Malibrigo! I also got some really nice sock yarn from Unwind Yarns. Lovely colours! Of course I got a skein of Kureyon sock yarn, had to try that out. Then, there were the two balls of Kauni. One was to replace the one that Stella killed earlier this year and the other one…well…it was just pretty. And blue. And apparently, that’s all it took for me that day.
Okay, now we come to yesterdays yarn sale extravaganza.
Yep, that surely is a lot of Silk Garden. Huh, three different weights and seven different colours. I’m such a junkie! In addition to that I also got two lovely skein of Malabrigo silk and another skein of Indigo Moon sock. That stuff is amazing!
Okay, that’s about it. Thankfully it was all on sale and I spent a fair bit less than I would have on a non-sale day. I’m just going to keep saying that over and over to myself.
Now, I’m going to go read the first chapter of my criminology text. Class starts on Tuesday and I want to be ahead of the game, if only a little bit. Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviours. Sounds pretty light hearted, don’t you think? Have a good Labour Day tomorrow everyone!