In Which the Pirate Buys.
I had a doctor’s appointment on Thursday that took me right by a Jo-ann, and so of course I stopped in, and of course I had a 50% off coupon with me, and of course I had to buy some sock yarn. Darn it. The Kroy line has such good colourways!
On Saturday I went to MD Sheep and Wool intending to buy only one or two things, and I was able to keep to that goal. I wandered around for much of the day without buying anything. When I was about ready to head home, I walked past the Fold’s booth and was surprised to find it empty-ish… and doubly surprised to find a skein of Socks that Rock that I wanted to bring home with me. It’s called “Smokey Mountain Morn,” and looks very much like the view from my front window on a foggy day.
Then I was convinced to buy this rainbow-y braid of superfine merino from Woolgatherings. I don’t yet know what I’m going to make with it, but it sure is pretty!
I took lots more pictures of the festival and will be sharing them throughout the week. Hooray for the new camera!
I feel like everyone I know had a chance to go to the MD sheep and wool festival but me (pouts). But I’m really excited to hear about everyone’s experiences there. I love, love, love that colorway of socks that rock. I need to try that stuff out someday, it looks divine! That merino roving looks fantastic as well, looks like you have some great projects ahead of you!
Socks that Rock is a delightful squishy, sproingy, soft sock yarn that holds up really well. I manage to resist most of it by firmly repeating, “This will not make identical twin socks. This will spiral funny.” But now that I know about the afterthought heel, it’s harder and harder to resist. Especially when the colour is so perfect!
All of your yarn finds are great. I especially love the Socks that Rock!
I love most of their colourways in theory only, but this was just too perfect! :)