The tulips and daffodils are getting taller.
The gospel in mass today was the one where Jesus is out in the desert for 40 days (precursor to Lent) and the devil tempts him. I bring this up because I am continuing my coverage of the Market at the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat, and well, temptation temptation temptation. Luckily, I did not give up yarn for my Lenten Sacrifice.
Angora Valley Fibers and Fly Designs shared a booth. They are out of Tenino, WA, and specialize in both hand dyed yarns, and New Zealand naturals. Their yarns were very vibrant.
Great Yarns, from Everett, WA had a booth. While I was checking out the lys booths, I wasn't really looking to buy. Not because I don't love what they have, but, well, I can easily drive up and DO plan on stopping by during the North Puget Sound LYS Tour this Spring. They did have more of their Pure Elegance yarn which is 100% mink. And they swore to me that no mink are harmed in the making of the yarn. The yarn is from COMBED mink, so you can knit a mink stole, completely guilt free.
Island Fibers, from Lopez Island, WA offered both local yarns and fibers.
Another local fiber booth was Rainbow Farms Pygora.
I remember from the Whidbey Island Fiber Festival, that Pygora are pygmy angora goats. This booth had raw fiber, beautiful bats, and yarn for sale.
Spindle Wood Co.
It was fun to see the beautiful spindles with the local fibers.
On to my knitting.
Right now, I am working semi-monogamously on socks. Semi because I am working on two pairs: The Improvised Crossings, which are my "bring places" project, since I have the fun chart memorized,
and the Smaug Socks which have a complicated pattern, and can only be knit on at home.
SolidSocks and Sock Knitters Anonymous (SKA). Well Smaug will go to both, and Improvised Crossings just to SKA. That is about 1 inch per day on Smaug, and 1/2 inch per day on Improvised Crossings. I can do it.
shaping the planet with gussets.
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