Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Weekly Dose of Crafts: Yarncation

No actual projects this week but I had something special I wanted to talk about! Two weekend ago I traveled to Hood River, Oregon for the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival. My friend Tami of Candy Skein and Tami's Amis had a booth there selling her hand dyed yarn. So I used the opportunity to take a vacation or rather a yarncation (I realized I hadn't really had one in a year) and meet up with Tami and a few of her friends from her knitting group who were very very nice and welcoming! 

I was good for the first few days but the last few days I went a little crazy and this is what I came home with:


One of the booths I fell in love at the festival was one called Alpha B, I just loved the saturated brightly colored yarn. First I bought the teal colored one and then the last day of the show I went back for the rest, realizing I would regret it if they didn't come home with me!


Another booth I visited was Abstract Fibers, after hearing about their Silk Hankies I had to investigate. After learning how to work with them I bought enough to make myself a cowl. I love things that are just slightly out of the ordinary and these definitely qualify!


And obviously I had to go home with some of Tami's Candy Skein yarn. I just have to say how excited and proud I am for Tami and her business. It was so fun to see it all in person finally! Go Tami!!! I plotted in my head and eventually started looking into my raverly queue to find some projects to pick yarn for. This is what I ended up with, a rainbow of color! Weee!


I had to point out one of my favorites that I bought from Candy Skein. Tami does a Sock Club of the month where she makes a new colorway that is only around for that month and this month's is called Butter Mints, look how pretty it is! So tasty!


The morning before I left we also went to a few yarn stores including one called Twisted, everyone at the festival said we must go there, and I bought a few things (you can see them pictured in that first image)! So that's a quick recap of my yarn-cation (ha!), have you gotten any beautiful or special yarn lately? What's new?

11 comments:

  1. OMG- awesome. I might have a bit of yarnenvy here. LOL Great loot- enjoy them hon!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time!

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  3. Sounds like you had a fabulous time. OMG....you really hit the mother load there with all your yarn yumminess.

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    1. Yeah, I might have gone a little overboard!

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  4. Ahh! A Yarncation! LOVE it! I need one of those! haha I am in love with the bright yarns and those candy color ones are to die for! Love the verigated Butter Mints. It's way too cute! Glad you had a phenominal trip and scored such goodies!

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    1. It's even prettier in person!

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  5. ooooooh a yarncation - i love it. I love the first yarns you shared - alpha yarns, they are so gorgeous!!

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  6. Wow! Great haul. Have you seen the Effie Trinket sock pattern for the Buttermint yarn? It's awesome! Go Tami!

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    1. Yes! I even got to see it in person at the show!

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