Thursday, April 10, 2014

DFW Fiber Fest 2014

After hearing about the fiber fest last year and hanging out in the vender hall last year, I knew I wanted to go back. I was only able to go for a couple of hours, but it was worth getting to see all the wonderful fibers, spindles, yarn and other goodies under one roof. The classes that were going on looked like fun as well with everything from Spinning the Orenburg Way to Knitting with Matawa to Intro to knitCompanion. Sadly, my schedule this year didn't allow me to take any of the classes, but fingers crossed for next year!

Instead while hanging out in the vender hall, I managed to come home with all of this! And some handmade soaps and lotions that have already been put to use. Here are just a few close ups of the goodies.

New KCL Woods 'Super Combo' spindle which can be a top whirl, bottom whorl or support

Some beautiful batts

And a new color way Desert Rose from Lost City Knits

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sweet Azalea

Recently I finished a baby blanket for a family friend and of course forgot to take photos until the morning we were going to deliver it. The pattern was Sweet Azalea from Hill Country Weavers in Austin and I can't say enough about how wonderful the pattern was. Or how amazing the ladies who work there were to my mom as she picked out the yarn and paid for it before shipping it to me. 

I ended up going up to a size G hook as I liked the drape of the sample better than the recommended F hook. And I used a bit over 1500 yards of Berroco Vintage DK in colors mochi and lilacs. All in all I'd recommend the pattern and the yarn to others. The pattern is on the is going in my pattern binder for keeps.