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Fiber Festival Season

It’s fiber festival season, and I’ve already been to two.

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Last weekend my mom, my husband, and I went to the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival in Hemlock, NY.  It was my second time there, and I really enjoyed myself.  I may have gone a little crazy with the shopping:

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I purchased a sweater quantity of Jill Draper Makes Stuff yarn, which was the main thing I wanted to buy.  I also bought some Icelandic wool / silk fiber from Trinity Farm, some merino fiber from Honeoye Craft Lab, a lovely pair of purple gloves from Hemlock Hills Alpacas, a skein of hand dyed lambs wool / silk yarn from The Wool Room @ Longmeadow Farm, and a pair of Hiya Hiya Sharps.  I got to see some adorable animals as well, like this cute little guy:

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Yesterday my husband and I went to the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich, NY.  This is one of my favorite fiber festivals.  Like the Finger Lakes one, it’s a nice medium size and isn’t too overwhelmingly crowded like Rhinebeck.  That being said, I might still go to Rhinebeck.  I haven’t decided yet…

Since I bought so much last weekend, I tried to be much better behaved this weekend, and I succeeded.  🙂

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I purchased some super soft angora / merino fiber from Wooly Spruce Farmstead, and an awesome project bag from Stitched by JessaLu.

We had the chance to do some socializing at the festival yesterday too. We bumped into a friend of ours (Hi Halea!).  We also got to meet Jennie and Devon of the Handmade and Woolen podcast.  If you haven’t heard of them, you should definitely check out their podcast.  It’s one of my favorites!

Since I haven’t blogged in quite a while (oops…), I’ll share some of my recently finished objects.  I wore my newest shawl to the festival yesterday:

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The pattern is the Sugar Plum Shawl by Mina Philipp, and the yarn is Tosh Merino Light in the colorway Pop Rocks.

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I used size US 5 (3.75 mm) needles (my Karbonz interchangeables).  I knit ten repeats of the main body section and three repeats of the lace section.  I’m very pleased with how this shawl turned out, and can see myself wearing it quite a bit.

I finished a pair of socks recently as well:

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They’re just plain vanilla socks, knit on size US 1 1/2 (2.5 mm) needles.  The yarn is Frolicking Feet by Done Roving Yarns in the colorway Wild Blue Yonder.  I love the colors of this yarn!  In fact, I’m wearing these socks right now. 🙂

Well, that’s it for now.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday, and Happy Crafting!

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