Yesterday, I went to Stitches so I could give Linda a hug. If you believe that my only reason for driving to Baltimore 18 hours after I got home from San Jose was to hug my favorite fiber and spindle enabler, I have some
swampland in Florida for you. I felt sorry for myself because I missed all the fall fun in New England: Vermont Sheep and Wool, the New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour, the Boston Knit Out, and Rhinebeck. And it had been a long time three whole days since I bought any fabulous new yarn or fiber.
I went in with no plans except to see who was there and to give that hug to Linda. I saw Stitchy, too, which was fun and made me a little less homesick. Nothing in the Market tempted me for the first couple of hours I browsed. I have many bins of yarn in my front hall waiting to move out. I have plenty of yarn for sweaters, socks, and shawls that I love. I am not a fan of sweater-sized skeins of hand painted yarn. The Blue Moon booth had no more Socks that Rock. Then I saw the Qiviuk. And the hand painted Cashmere. And Fleece Artist roving (and sock yarn). And three books I had to add to my library. A ball Trekking (XXL) and a few batts from Linda also found their way into my bags.
No pictures yet. I used all the daylight today to photograph the stash going out. You can see the contents of the first bin of stash for sale here. I will be posting more yarn and some fiber to eBay in the next several weeks.
I also have two or three bins of wool odd balls destined for charity knitting projects. And no space to continue to store them. If you promise to knit warm woolies for a worth cause with my yarn, I will stuff a small priority mail box with some and mail it to you. It's not that I do not do any charity knitting, I just have a lot of other knitting I want to do, too. Just leave a comment to this post, and I will contact you for your mailing address.