Saturday, February 21, 2009

Knitting Festival Wrap-Up

....a week late, I know. Lisa and I went to the Pittsburgh Knitting and Crochet Festival last Sunday. I'm thrilled to do something that shows support for independent yarn vendors, although it seems weird to pay basically to shop, particularly since Maryland Sheep and Wool is free. However, I am thrilled with what I did buy.

First row, left to right: Brooks Farm Solo (1600 yds total), Knitting Notions Classic Merino Sock in Ruby, Knitting Notions Classic Merino Lace in Ironstone (for the Whisper Cardigan from the current issue of Interweave Knits).

Second row: Brooks Farm Solana (again, a sweater quantity), two Creatively Dyed Tradewinds.

Third Row, Creatively Dyed Tradewinds, Creatively Dyed Calypso, Autumn House Farm Twist Strideaway Sock.

It was lovely to be able to shop for Brooks Farm without having to fight the crowds at Maryland. It was also lovely to see the folks from Knitting Notions, where I got my beloved swift last year. Can you believe she can't get a booth at Maryland Sheep and Wool? She says she's applied year after year, but booths are scarce. Isn't there a petition we knitters can sign?

1 comment:

ana said...

I just purchased a swift from Knitting Notions (along with the ball winder). I so excited to use it. I surprised she's not able to get a spot in MD. She'd do well there.