Fiber Festival of New England

As promised in my last post, here is my haul from the festival today! Not much but I love the yarn I got.

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Fiber Fest of New England

This past weekend was FFNE that takes place down at the Big E fairgrounds in one of the buildings. I go every year and even though it’s two weeks after Rhinebeck, I still find myself needing more fiber stuff! Here are the things I bought.

I am trying out rug hooking because I really love the way the finished items look. I picked a small one to start with. I am trying to finish the scarf I have been working on off and on since the beginning of the year. Once that is done, then I have to pick the ‘what is next’ game.  I need to find a way to clone myself so I can do multiple things at the same time!

Rhinebeck Loot!

This year I did not take any pictures of the actual fair, as I was too busy shopping and looking at everything.

Every year my mother and I go to NY Sheep and Wool on a bus from Webs. We have lots of fun and they do raffles on the way! My mother won a shawl kit, though gave it to me since she does not knit. And new this year, everyone on the buses (there were three) got a free mini skein of yarn! Mom’s on the top, mine is the bottom.

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My first stop this year was to find the tent with the baskets outside. They always go fast and I wanted to have good selection. I got a big one last year (though not from here) so this time I just wanted a small one. I found one in my favorite colors of orange and teal. I also got this little goat from them to go with my mini flock.

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Yarn in a very pretty color from Avalon Springs Farm. I wish I had grabbed the other skein of this. Oh well.

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Artwork (forgot the name of the vendor), buttons, and a card because I ate the chocolate from there, lol.

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A punch needle embroidery kit.

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Yarn and stitch markers

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Metallic ribbon yarn from Great Adirondack Yarn. I call this the weird and fun yarn booth because their stuff is always different from everyone else’s. I love it!

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Yarn from Lisa Souza

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Some tools and new pins from Bitsy Knits.

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And of course the mandatory Loop bump. It came with a free sample of her new Lux fiber.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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As always, I had a lot of fun. I was sore and exhausted by the end of the day, but at least I didn’t have to drive the 2.5hours back home. My mom and I then stopped at Blue Bonnet in Northampton (a favorite) for dinner before heading home. I went to bed before ten, which is really early for me, and that was that!

I wore the pin loom woven shawl I posted the other day and got many compliments on it. It made me really happy.

I am already looking forward to Rhinebeck next year! Until then, New England Fiber Fest is in a couple weeks!

Results of Stashbusting

I am finally getting around to posting pictures of the projects I have finished. All of the yarn in this picture:

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Is now gone! This is all acrylic yarn. Actually, the only yarn I still have that is in this picture is the blue mohair on the right in the back. Here are a couple things I have made with it. I don’t have pictures of everything I did, but at least I have these:

1) Pillow

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2) Doll blanket

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3) Yarn doll. This is the first one I’ve ever made.

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4) and the biggest, a stashgan using up all of the rest of the yarn. I did not plan it out, I just grabbed yarn as I went. I should have put the white between each color, but I thought I had more of the colors than I did. Either way, all the yarn is gone and I have a blanket.

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I currently have another blanket in progress. It’s about halfway done. Pictures to come when I get around to finishing it.

Now I just need to start working on my small stash of cotton yarn. Still not quite sure what I’ll be making with that yarn yet. Next month I am going to the big Sheep and Wool festival in Rhinebeck, NY. It will be my first time going and I am super excited about it. It is also why I started working harder on trying to use up my current stash. I know I’ll be bringing home more fiber to spin and yarn!

I have also been playing with resin again. I found a couple of new molds to work with. I still need to do the finishing touches on them, so no pictures yet.

Three more scarves! Time to fill a box!

I have finished three more scarves already. I have found that I can finish one in a few hours so I could get one done a night if I don’t get distracted by something else! I am hoping to fill a box to donate to one of the shelters around my area so people in need can be at least a little warmer.

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I have four more skeins of that green yarn left. That first blue one was slow going because the yarn was thicker than was meant for the reed I was using but it’s the only one I have at the moment. The Black/blue/purple one I did last night and have enough yarn left to make two more like it.

After I get rid of this older yarn, I am going to spin more of my own up so I can weave with handspun to make an 100% made by me scarf! I’m really enjoying my Cricket loom and maybe I’ll get one a bit bigger (possibly the 25″ Flip).