Saturday, October 11, 2008

Misbehaving

No, not me. Never. It's this computer. It doesn't say charged unless it's plugged in and even then it's like working with those ancient bunny ears where you had to stand on your head and spit nickles while wearing some sort of homemade tin foil contraption around your ankles to make it work. I think some micro troll has moved in to reek havoc with shutting down programs with no warning and making funny noises at me periodically. It's all made work this week pretty interesting to say the least. But has made it impossible to share anything here with y'all. Downloading pics from last weekend and sock progress was also a no go... that is until this morning. I don't know how long this nicey-nice streak will last, so keep your fingers crossed that we can at least make it through this post.
First off to report is the Fall Fiber Festival in Orange VA last weekend. I was a little nervous about attending seeing that it's held just blocks down the road from the ex-in laws but meeting up with Sarah, Chan, and getting to meet Ann and (oh my, my mind is blank right now and I can't remember her name, sorry) made it worth it. It was good to get out and among the woolly fiberness. Although I was a little disappointed that not as many vendors came out to play as did last year. But that didn't stop me from finding a few beauties to take home with me.
From My Local Yarn Shop is this beautiful fall inspired Baby Alpaca yarn. There should be enough here to do a shawl of some sort but I don't have anything specific in mind just yet. But something tells me that I'm going to LOVE working with this yarn! I'm already in love with just holding it!
These two beauties are from Knitting Notions and are 100% superwash merino wool supersock. The colorways are deep and delicious. I'm sure they will be amazing knit up into an interesting sock pattern.

Then over at the Creatively Dyed Yarns booth I picked up this lovely skein with all it's fall glory. What a way to celebrate this glorious month!Here's a closer look at all the wonders included within this skein. What an amazing pair of socks these will be!!!

And speaking of socks.... what would Socktober be without socks on Friday...

10 comments:

Virtuous said...

So glad you and Sarah blogged about meeting Chan!
I only hope to meet all 3 of you ladies in the near future!!! :o)

Great fiber finds! And hope your computer issues are all cleared up!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Knitting by the Pond said...

Love the yarn that you purchased! Very pretty!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous yarn!

Bubblesknits said...

It looks like you had a great time!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Looks like you found some gorgeous sock yarns!! All of those colors are fabulous!

Karin said...

Don't you just love Creatively Dyed Yarn? It's so soft.

Do the clear Sketchers run true to size or do you need to go up a size?

Karin

Channon said...

Oh yum! I hope Knitting Notions is at Stitches... the more I look at your yarn, the more I think I messed up not buying any!

We need to get together again sooner rather than later.

Kathy said...

I must have your shoes!
I found you through your comment to Grace at lovincomforts.

Gina said...

OMG those clear shoes! Those are awesome. It reminds me of my "jellies" back in the day! If you can recall where they are from, I'd love to put my hands on a pair for myself!

gypsyknits said...

Love your yarn goodies. Glad you had a wonderful time, you deserve it.