In Which the Pirate Doesn’t Buy.
Now, the things I didn’t buy at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this past weekend…
Looms. Tempting, but I’m not ready to get into weaving yet. I looked at the little Schacht Cricket too. Maybe someday, but not now.
Dream in Color Starry. I love this yarn, and one day I will buy some and knit the most beautiful shawl that ever existed. Those sparkles aren’t the usual firestar or angelina. They’re real silver.
Speaking of the most beautiful shawls that ever existed, these were hanging over the Fiber Optic booth. Everyone was stopping to stare and take pictures. They were really spectacular.
Yet again, seriously jealous here! Looms are really fascinating to me, it would be really neat to be able to make pretty scarves like the one in progress above. I’m not sure I could justify the cost though. Oh my, those are amazing shawls!
I was surprised at how inexpensive simple looms can be; the Ashford and Cricket are both under $200! Definitely less than what I spent on my wheel…
As for the shawls, oh man. I walked into that barn and just *stopped* to stare up at them. So did everyone else! What beautiful, beautiful work. Maybe I’ll spin the rainbow-y braid I bought into a gradient laceweight… hmmm…
One day …. I would love to invest in a floor loom and add weaving to my skills. For now, I may just indulge in a table top one. Thanks for posting photos of those incredible shawls. Truly, they are works of art.
I think weaving is going to be one of the things I learn in my retirement.
I went to MDSW too, but on Sunday. There were so many things to see, including those amazing shawls. Those are great pics, btw. Next year I must remember to bring my camera. The looms were definitely tempting.
Some years I’ve forgotten my camera, but this year I thought it would be a good way to keep from buying all the things – I could just take pictures of them!