Monday, 8 September 2014

Stash Enhancement at the Spinning Guild (pic heavy post!)

This weekend the local Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers had a supplier's day, where they invited some stores and individuals from around Scotland to come and sell their wares.  I don't normally get to go to local yarn stores or knitting events as I don't drive and live in a rural area, so I was really looking forward to this.  I tend to save up all my money for events like this, instead of making regular purchases, and then have a major yarn blow-out :D  Which is basically what happened on Saturday.

All of my purchases together:

I'll go from top to bottom and tell you all about them :D

The skeins are merino/nylon fingering weight yarns from knitglobal:
They're probably going to become some Martina Behm scarves/shawls.

 These braids are all merino/silk blends.  They're very soft and squishy and have wonderful colours.  They were from the Queen of Purls stall, who are a new shop in Glasgow:

I did go a bit mad at their stall, and all the fibre is from there.

Here's some individual pics of those braids, for the pretty :D

Next up is some Manx Loughton fibre:

And some BABY ALPACA which is so soft and squishy it's unbelieveable.  I just can't stop petting it!

I got 200g of each fibre as I spin quite densely and I wanted to be able to get some decent yardage for a change.  Here's all the fibre together:

And lastly the two cones:
 These are 200g each of Shetland wool from Yarns to Yearn For:

I don't know what they're going to become yet, probably some scarves.

So, as you can see, the stash increased by quite a bit on Saturday!  It does seem like an awful lot of yarn and fibre, but like I said, I don't normally get the chance to buy in real life, and don't tend to buy yarns etc off the internet much either, so this is the big blow-out time.  I think it's been more than a few months since I bought any yarn or fibre really, except for a few small balls from the charity shop to make hats with, which was a couple of months ago as well.  Hark at me trying to justify myself lol!  All this pretty doesn't need justifying :D  I'm super excited about knitting and spinning with it all!

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