Monday, November 5, 2012

Knit Fit! Treasures!

Let me start by saying that I had a blast this weekend at Knit Fit! in Ballard -
I was there to teach on both days.  The classes were full, the students were great and I had a blast teaching.  What I didn't expect was to find the most scrumptious Angora yarn EVER!  After 15 years of knitting and going to LYS's, retreats and events, you would think that I have seen it all and bought it all.  Nope - I actually found 2 vendors with unique Angora blends.  Unfortunately, I didn't get the name of the other vendor I fell in love with - although she is from Lebanon, Oregon and has her own Angora rabbits, spins the fibers and dyes the fibers and personally, I think I want her life!  I should have bought from her - and if I do run into her again, I will buy from her.  She had these Angora fingerless mitts that you literally couldn't feel because they were so soft and light.  Unbelievable!
My other love is this Chubby Bunny yarn.  I first fell in love with the yarn then fell in love with the darling vendor from Pepperberry knits - Heidi.  She is from Idaho and sells 100% cashmere everything!  I should have bought some cashmere yarn too but I couldn't get past the Angora.  I know I will run into her again at another event.  Her neighbor has Angora rabbits so she sells her yarn.  It's 100% Angora - but they spin it with some sort of cotton band to hold it in place.  It is exquisite!  I am already dropping my other projects so I can start this one next.  I think I will design a cardigan with the rabbit fur around the collar.
A The Tea Cozy booth, I found these buttons that I fell head over heels for.  They are sprinkles set in resin buttons and they are way to cute to pass up.

Love when I find treasures!


hannah said...

Hi Lisa - the second angora vendor was probably Spinner's Candy. Thanks for the write up! -Hannah

fig said...

Hi Lisa! Sorry I missed seeing you on Sunday. Hannah is correct--the other bunny person was Deidre MacKimmie at the Spinner's Candy booth. Fred and I had a very nice chat with her. And you are so right--those were some very soft mitts!

fig said...

Oops, that's Deidra MacKimmie. :-)

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