Sunday, August 19, 2007

Michigan Fiber Fest!

For the second year in a row, I've made the trek to Allegan for the Michigan Fiber Festival. This year, with quitting the job and starting law school, I was on a bit of a budget so the haul wasn't as exciting as it potentially could have been. However, this is all either gifts or for a specific project! Good news!

The outside is six skeins of Lamb's Pride Superwash Bulky in Baron Red, meant for a buttony. There are some really gorgeous ones on Ravelry that inspired me, otherwise I'd probably never have looked twice at the pattern. This wouldn't be such a new, exciting thing, EXCEPT that the skeins were only $3.90 apiece rather than $8.00! Twenty-five dollar sweater, hello!

The two skeins of sock yarn are from the same vendor, Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farm. The red/black is for my mother, and is superwash merino. The black/green is for myself, and is an 85/15 merino/nylon mix. Delicious stuff. It may actually become my second pair of Monkeys, unless something cooler comes up.

Not pictured: A set of 5" brittany size 1 DPNs, already hidden from the cats who chewed up my clovers of the same size. They don't seem to like yarn as much as needles. I'm not sure if this is a blessing or a curse.

Ever wonder what $500 of law books looks like?

Wonder no more!


Rose Red said...

LOVE all that yarn - especially the red - lovely! I would not have been able to resist either! Excellent purchasing!

Knitted_Painting said...

I love the yarn you've baught! can't wait to see them turned into something =D
$500 for books?!? I think I would've cried! =|

Danielle said...

I'm a little envious of those books. At this time of year I always get a little itchy sadness that I'm not going to school!

rupestur said...

I have wanted to make a Buttony for ages, and I probably would if I had found THAT kind of deal on yarn!

It may not make up financially for all that money you spent on textbooks... but hey, you get to be consoled by knitting and later by wearing that stellar Buttony!

KnitXcorE said...

yay for yarn! buttony is hot!