Monday, April 20, 2015

Browsing the fibers

A knitting-buddy and I attended the Interweave Yarn Fest in Loveland, CO over the weekend.  It was a very well-run event.  Everything you needed was right there...great rooms, well-attended classes with world-class teachers, fiber shopping in the Market Place, and plenty of good food.

I took one class: Fixing Mistakes.  I was not sure I how much I would enjoy this class, but it turned out to be just right...some great hints, but not overwhelming.  The teacher, Kate Atherley, did a very nice job; I would definitely take another class from her.  She's from Ontario. 

As soon as we got there and were checked in, we decided to go through the Market Place, isle by isle, vendor by vendor.  Three hours later, we had pretty much checked it all out,...and made some purchases.

I have "ideas" about what I'm going to make, but am still thinking and looking.  I'm a little anxious to get started on one of those skeins!!  The teal colored yarn is (lace weight) 50% bison down/50% silk; oh my goodness, it is so soft and is advertised as something like 8 times warmer than wool.  The coral colored one is also lace weight:70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere.  It's sooooo soft too.  The purple/white is a fingering yarn, Mode Knit Yarn: 100% Superwash Merino.


  1. Sounds like a fun time! Nice yarn!!!

  2. I had planned to go to both Yarn Fest and the quilt shop hop that was right next door. Unfortunately, the best laid plans go awry: I was on the 4th day if shingles and was (still am) in excruciating pain.

  3. You found some luscious yarn at the show. I suspect you will find the perfect patterns in no time.

  4. Purple and white is for socks???? ;-)

  5. You have eclectic color preferences!