Stash Enhancement – EYF2016

The third Edinburgh Yarn Festival has been running the last few days with the marketplace open on Friday and Saturday. I attended on the Saturday and had a great time. I didn’t have a major plan this time around but had some ideas. I picked up some things first thing in the morning (a spindle, 3 mini-skeins, some buttons) and then had a good wander while I thought about what else I’d like. There were a couple of things I didn’t get – yarn for a cardigan (I couldn’t find the right colour in the right number of skeins) and yarn for a 2-colour t-shirt (again not the right combination in a single yarn range). I also missed out on buying a fibre batt I liked – should have bought it when I first saw it I think. I happy with the results and have lots of plans.

EYF 2016 loot

Top row L-R: Fibre from The Threshing Barn – Ashford Merino and Silk, 3 mini-skeins of Burras from Ripples Crafts in A Teal Tale, Damson and Moonshine for a cowl.

2nd row L-R: TravelKnitter BFL Supersock in Queen of Hearts and Puddled Iron for a two colour shawl, TukuWool Fingering purchased from Queen of Purls in 17 and 1 for a two layered cowl.

3rd row L-R: Old Maiden Aunt SW BFL Aran in Berry Good for a hat, Old Maiden Aunt MCN 4ply in Moody for socks, buttons from Textile Garden for a pair of Veyla Mitts, Bilum Plaua gradient 4ply for a shawl.

Bottom row L-R: Blacker Yarns Classic DK in dark grey and Gotland DK in blue for a colourwork hat, Wollmeise Pure in Poem and Blue Bell both for separate shawls. And a resin spindle from Spin City UK.

Things to think about for future yarny purchases: Suilven from Ripples Crafts in 2 colours for a t-shirt, Deeply Wicked DK in Midnight from Easy Knits for a cardigan, Wollmeise DK for a cardigan, Old Maiden Aunt Aran for a cardigan, Spin City UK for Batts, Easy Knits for self-striping sock yarn, La Bien Aimee for variegated yarn.

In other news Wee Man is getting his last two molars, Hobbity-boo has the chicken pox, Husband is still coughing from our previous colds and spring is coming.



Filed under Knitting and Crochet, Stash

4 responses to “Stash Enhancement – EYF2016

  1. Yay for the yarn, boo for the germs!

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