Monday, May 11, 2009

MD Sheep and Wool loot!

I finally got a chance to take some pictures of my Maryland Sheep and Wool loot!!

I got a sweater's worth of yarn from Peace Fleece!
Oh how I love this color...

Peace Fleece

I already did up a swatch.

Peace Fleece swatch

I'm thinking of doing this sweater: Forestry (Old Penny Cardigan) I never would have thought about this pattern based on the picture in the magazine - but there are some great ones on ravelry.

The only other yarn I got was this beautiful sock yarn from Three Irish Girls:

Three Irish Girls sock yarn

I'm knitting the Mad Color Weave socks with it and I love how it's coming out so far.

This was definitely a year for roving and fiber.
I got this gorgeous assortment of fiber and I can't wait to spin it up.

My MDSW loot

There is some Woolarina, Grafton Fibers and Cloverhill in there from the cloverhill booth, a giant ball of Spinner's Hill roving and some Barletyarns roving in there.

Here are some closeups:

Cloverhill roving

Grafton Fiber Corriedale

Giant roving ball from Spinner's Hill


Bartletyarns roving

I also got some goodies from Sarah! She not only made me that gorgeous skirt in yesterday's post - she also sewed this cute pin cushion!

Pin Cushion

AND she let me borrow her hand carders and combs to try!
Hand Carders and combs from Sarah

I can't wait to wash some fleece and give these a whirl.

In non fibery purchases - I bought Karida's new book and a lovely walnut niddy noddy:

Pints and Purls

And I also got this antique bobbin:

Giant Bobbin

I plan to make a lamp out of it.

Stay tuned for more in progres pics!


mrspao said...

Wonderful loot :)

Anonymous said...

I love all your loot.
Especially since I got some of the same things.
Ironically, I forgot to save MYSELF a pin cusion. Guess I have to make another one.

Lindsay said...

I'm going in to pretty purchase overload! I LOVE that Peace Fleece! The color's so brilliant. I'm surprised I didn't bump into you at all at MDSW.

Ruth's Place said...

Gorgeous loot!!!

Stacey said...

LOVE the peace fleece! the color is AMAZING!!!!! And all that fiber - you have some wonderful spinning in your future! Sorry I missed you guys....

Mia said...

I thought I recognized most of the rovings as coming from the Clover Hill booth. And funny that you and Sarah both booth from Spinners Hill.

And aren't the pin cushions super cute? I love mine too.

You just gave me a new sweater idea. I can't wait to see your's knit up.

CiCi and CAJtalk said...

wow.. quite a hull.. I love all your fiberly goodness♥

jolene said...

I am already 4" into the sweater.... You with me?

Rebecca said...

Lovely! I can't wait to see how your roving/tops turn out as your spinning ALWAYS motivates me! I am also interested in your progress with the combs and carders - we have been using these in my Spinning Certificate Course. Next month is on blending fibres... off to spin after reading your post. Thanks!

Tala said...

gorgeous! Please share - what's the colorway of that Three Irish Girls yarn? It's stunning! said...

Very nice! I jsut came by to check out the wristlet tute. It's fantastic! I'd love to link to it if you didn't mind.

Sereknitty said...

Nice haul! I especially love the green sweater and sock yarn :)

That pin cushion is really adorable!