This year, SAFF was so wonderful. Tons of laughter and friendship. I always look forward to this trip and I'm glad to say it doesn't let me down. I mean seriously, how can you go wrong with Cosmos, Mudslides, yarn and wonderful friends?
Last year, my focus was on all the yarn....so much yarn!! Malabrigo, Miss Babs...these favorites were there this year and of course were purchased.
Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts and selfishly, I am making it for me...but not until after the holidays. I guess you could say it's my gift to me.
This year, while the yarn was gorgeous, I kept gravitating to the fiber...tons and tons of glorious fiber of all types and colors. I thought I went on overload last year...Ha! A whole new door opened for me and I dove in.
I bought a pound of undyed wool to spin and practice dyeing techniques with it. I've decided that I will dye it after I spin it as I don't know enough to dye the fiber before hand. I did buy some already dyed wool. There was so much of it and if I were a rich woman, I would have brought home a lot more. Here's what I did buy..
I'm still learning about plying, so I'm not sure what I will do there, but oh the possibilities!
I might have to see if Rachel and Fru want to come visit for a bit of spinning time to help a girl learn. Rachel was able to finally teach me how to use a spindle successfully. She makes it look so easy!
So there you have it. My SAFF purchases. I was very pleased with them....Oh wait! Forgot something :)
Sock Monkey tape measure! Cause everybody needs a little something silly to make them smile.
Hope you enjoyed your glimpse into my trip to the mountains. This is just a tiny bit of it and while it's wonderful, it doesn't compare to the ladies I spent the weekend with....the ones I've known for a while and the new ones added to the fold. They make the whole trip worth while.