Monday, October 23, 2006

Rhinebeck stash enhancement

There was stash enhancement of both the yarn and fiber varieties, so today we'll talk about that!

First up, some sock yarn and a new bobbin. I've been wanting a 4th bobbin for my Kromski Sympony for a while, and ordering one online would be fine except once shipping is added in, it gets expensive. I saw one at Rhinebeck and picked it up.

The yarn on the left is Briar Rose Fibers Grandma's Blessing - a sport weight superwash merino. A knitting friend Amanda designed a pattern for them so we had to stop by, and we got to see the socks from the pattern picture too!

The yarn on the right is Spirit Trail Fiberworks. Did you notice it's pink? It's not for me, it's actually for Amanda who wasn't able to make it to Rhinebeck. I would have bought some for myself but they didn't have any colors I wanted.

Finishing off the yarn, I bought a sock kit from vanCalCar Acres, the yarn is hand dyed and the pattern was designed by a fellow Knittyboarder. The sock yarn on the right is from Ellen's Half Pint Farm.

And on to the fiber...

On the left you see Fancy Feet sock roving, a wool nylon blend. On the left 4oz of Manx Loghtan, a rare breed. I split an 8oz bag of this and the CVM below with bryghtrose.

On the left CVM (California Varigated Mutant), on the right some handdyed BFL.

And there were more people!

The unidentified person in the rainbow vest is Of Troy from the Knittyboard. If she hasn't been crowned sock royalty yet she should be!

Jenna from Cinema Knits and me - we made the same socks, we live in the same city, we are almost the same person!

I also met about a zillion other bloggers. Seriously, a zillion. I can't name them all, there were tons.

No, Valerie, I didn't take this sheep home. ;)


Anonymous cookie said...

Nice haul! And OMG, I love Jenna's brocade sweater.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

OMG, the fiber is beautiful - I can't wait to see it spun up. And you and bryghtrose did quite nicely on your sock yarn selection for me - I don't have any with pinks and reds, so it's a 100% totally new colorway for my stash. YAY!
I'm curious to check out the Briar Rose yarn - it's a new one that I haven't seen yet. Did you meet Chris, the owner? She's a riot!
Thank you thank you!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Thanks, Cookie! And Ariel, it was sooo great to meet you. Totally stealing that picture :)

4:57 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

oh mutant fiber. i'm so jealous. hehehe...

6:43 PM  
Blogger Alexis said...

Oh, the sheep! The sheep is so cute!

6:57 PM  
Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Very nice additions! Am looking forward to seeing how you spin up the fiber.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Hey girl,

Good to meet you, kind of. It was smart to put your name on your back! Briar Rose was my fav vendor in addition to Persimmon.

10:04 AM  
Blogger mf said...

ohhh such yummy fibery goodness!

10:08 AM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
    Crystal Palace Maizy
    CTH Supersock
    Dicentra Designs
    Dorchester Farms
    Fearless Fibers
    Gloss (KP)
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
    Interlacements Tiny Toes
    Interlacements Toasty Toes
    Jarbo Raggi
    Jojoland Melody
    Kona Superwash
    KP Essential
    KP Merino
    KP Palette
    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Tess Designer Yarns
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
    Valley Yarns Franklin
    vanCalcar Acres
    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden

    To check out:

    Sophie's Toes
    The Spinning Bunny Yarns BFL

WIPs and FOs