Sunday, October 24, 2010

What I bought at Rhinebeck

As a member of the consumer society, I have done my duty. Modestly.

I bought the requisite skein of yak fibre. I'll make some mittens. Supposed to be nice and warm.




















Two skeins of Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors II sock yarn in the Stonewashed Denim shade. which will likely become a shawl or two. Tina made a nice teal coloured Citron out of this yarn.





















Skaska Designs 50% Silk/50% Merino. I'm sorry to say that I don't know more about this yarn, such where it came from, but it's awfully soft. It reminds me of Touch of Twist. He was there too, but I bought from him at Hemlock. I would buy anything from Galina. With my eyes closed.





















Then 2 mohair/merino blended skeins from Persimmon Tree Farms. These are the folks who make Piggy Toes, which I used for the brilliantly orange scarf in the last post. Love their colors.




















And lastly, 2 sets of leather handbag handles from Homestead Heirlooms, for which I paid more than I would have liked, but which are pretty nifty. They come with waxed thread and buttons to hold them on from the inside of the bag. I swear to get on with more felted bags from Malabrigo worsted. It felted in record time.





















And that's that.

1 comment:

Mary Lou said...

I love the Piggy Toes name. I'd buy for that. Looks like a fairly modest haul, really. I've been thinking more felted items as I have quite a pile of Nature Spun, Cascade220 and Malabrigo odd skeins. Nice reminder that Malabrigo felts when you sweat on it.