Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fiber Finds

As promised, here are the details of what I walked away with at STITCHES Midwest and the Michigan Fiber Festival:

With a new pattern soon to be released (that happens to utilize just one skein of Malabrigo Worsted), I couldn't pass up these lovely colors.  They are not all for me though.  One will go to my friend Melissa, one to my sister, Amanda, and I'll keep one for myself.  It never hurts to knit up a new pattern a few extra times!
I also acquired 4 free skeins of Malbrigo Worsted in what seems to be the new Garden Gate colorway.  Saturday night at the student fashion show, they ended the night by bringing out a big bag of yarn for each table.  Everyone left with a little something, and this was mine- I couldn't be happier. 

The three skeins above come from one of my favorite local yarn shops, Woven Art. Woven Art is located in East Lansing, MI and you can always count on finding a great source of hand-dyed yarn.  The owner, Nancy, has a variety of yarn she dyes herself, and I love her colorways!  Above is two skeins of superwash merino, along with an 8 ounce skein of merino.  I figure I have a boy color and a girl color, and will save these for after the baby comes.


And speaking of baby, I purchased a hard copy of the above pattern, Little Boy Blue by Heirloom Stitches.  I found it at the In The Making booth with a sample done up with a light blue yarn with bright red buttons.  I love the idea of heirloom knits for babies. 


These three skeins I picked up at the Michigan Fiber Festival from a company I am not familiar with out of Eaton Rapids, MI. It is Davidson's Old Mill yarn- anyone heard of them?  They had a beautiful fair isle sweater knit up out of their fingering weight Domy Heather- how could I resist?


This final purchase is obviously not fiber, but I figured I'd throw it in (and look, I even propped it up against fiber!).  This little guy is made in Cedar Falls, Iowa for Crazy Girl Yarn Shop.  There is a bathroom in our newly finished basement, and since it is my new knitting studio, I thought this sheep soap would be the perfect addition. 

And because I know many are wondering and have been asking, yes, the basement is coming along.  Right now I am working on furnishing and decorating, which in reality will probably happen over a long period of time. I promise an update in the near future.  

8 comments:

  1. Oh such great yarn! I am getting more into knitting, awesome stuff :)

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  2. How great! I love all the yarn. Thanks for the shout out...Amanda

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  3. Love love love! Garden Gate is gorgeous (4 for free?? jealous!), and so is the Little Boy Blue pattern. Is the bright blue skein of Malabrigo for me? Excited to see it, I was awonderin' what shade it was! Love it, can't wait to knit up the new pattern...

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  4. love the Malbrigo Worsted colors...but i'm obsessed with soft hues of blues lately!

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  5. Oh Crazy Girl Yarn Shop, my daughter lives just down the street from their Coralville, IA shop. They used to have a yarn shop in Muscatine, IA and when I would visit my sister that lives just outside Muscatine I would always have to go there and shop. Now they have two shops, one in Coralville and the other one in Cedar Falls, IA.
    Small world!
    Charlene

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  6. Don't you just love Malbrigo colors!? I might have to seek that one out for myself! I like heirloom units for babies, too. Especially for boys. I guess I'm wishing a boy for you!

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