Thursday, July 06, 2006

Wonderful Woolfest Weekend (the goodies)

OK guys I've now managed to sort through all the bags and take photos of all the goodies which I bought.......So be prepared for yarn related overload!!!!!!

What is this strange contraption, I hear you ask, well it is a saving sock stand. I thought this was a great idea for using up that last bits of sock yarn. Basically you knit a sock, push the top of the sock through a hole at the top of the stand, place in the wooden bung with a slot cut in it and voila, you have a money bank, to save for your next visit to Woolfest!!!!!! I thought they would make great pressies for kids so bought 5 of them. (The sock is for display purposes only and one I knitted earlier!)

I have been looking for this book for ages, but normally you can't buy it in the UK, but Doreen at Scottish Fibres had a copy, so I VERY quickly snapped it up!
I just love murder mystery books so this was a MUST and Spinning Fishwife wants to read it after me.

I also bought 3mm and 3.5mm Rosewood 60cm circular needles and size 2.5mm and 3.5mm ebony dpns from Doreen at Scottish Fibres.

The wooden shawl pin was bought at Twist Fibre Craft Studio.

At the top of this picture you can see that I also bought a pair of huge 22mm (approx) wooden needles so that I can knit "holes"!!!!!! I can't remember which vendor they came from.

I spent a lot of my time visiting and re-visiting the Jamieson and Smith Shetland stall and must admit I would have liked to have bought more but the purse wouldn't allow it. Here you see 2 kits which I bought,

1)The Shetland "Old shell" shawl pattern and 5 balls of blue variegated 1ply (YES 1ply)cobweb yarn.

2)The Shetland Cobweb wrap pattern and 4 x 25mg balls of black 1 ply cobweb yarn.
I must be mad, but I'm really looking forward to making them sometime in the near future.

I bought 2 other patterns from Jamieson and Smith, they were the Shetland 1 ply "Sheelagh" shawl and the Shetland cobweb "Gibbie" shawl.
From the Knitting and Crocheting Guild I bought the pattern for Fiber Trends "Pacific Northwest" shawl.
Here you see the free pattern I got when I bought some sock yarn. It is for short row heel socks.

Ok so I bought 22mm needles, well from the ridiculous to the sublime.......... These are 0.9mm metal dpns bought from Mo Bear. What I'm going to use them for I have no idea.....but I just had to have them....You know how it is?

This little lot came from Twist Fibre Craft Studio........ they are 100g gold lopi roving, 100g green lopi roving and 100g rust lopi roving to make a felted bag with. I have never felted so I'm looking forward to that project too. I also bought a nice bone button to fasten the bag with (that's it sitting on the gold roving!).


I bought 3 sheepy things (only 2 in the picture).....What are they? (tell ya later!)

I also bought some sock yarn....Do you honestly think I could have resisted the temptation to do that? Of course not, however I was very restrained, I only bought 3 balls!
2 balls of wine coloured Regia silk to knit some nice lacey socks for moi and 1 ball of blue Fortissima (project yet to be determined) They were bought from the same stall as the money sock stands.

I also bought some nice blue "fuzzy" yarn to knit "holes" with, using the huge needles. This yarn was bought from the same stall as the needles.

Nearly forgot.....A wooly sheep keyring (no pic as its on my knitting bag)which I bought from Doreen at Scottish Fibres.

I also have an other photo, but it is full of "secret" goodies, so not to be posted yet....Just Incase!

OK so what are the sheepy things that I also bought from Twist Fibre Craft Studio?

Well, have you guessed yet?

They are..............................................................
tape measures........yey sheepy tape measures.

I think that's it, no more goodies....Money all spent. Need to knit a sock and start saving for next year!


Blogger PURLPOWER said...

It's good to see it all laid out like that Shones. Nice work. I'd love to hear how you get on with the Regia silk, I have been thinking of using some of that for a while but managed to resist it at Woolfest in favour of some more Fortiismo.

11:30 am  
Anonymous Susann said...

Awesome haul you got there! I'm quite curious how you like the Regia silk. I just finished a pair for my husbeast and he loves them! Says they are the best socks I've ever knit.

6:30 pm  
Blogger craftydramaqueen said...

Hi We stayed at Graysonside too, just along from you! There was no queue for the shower at 5am - I couldn't sleep!! Woolfest was amazing. We're definitely going next year. We might see you there1

7:57 pm  
Anonymous Mazzam said...

What lovely things. Must rebattery my camera so I can follow your lead. I loved that Lopi- whish I'd bought some..and those sock saver stands...what a brilliant idea! We missed them completely but there was sooooo much to see. Can you remember where they were from?

8:34 pm  
Blogger Rosie said...

wow! love the look of the sock saving stand!

3:13 am  
Blogger ra said...

ooh I saw Purlpower's Lopi roving but we couldn't find it so came away without. Never mind, it was more of a "wow I love the look of that" than a "I know JUST what I can use that for". Maybe next year!!

Wasn't it fun tho'? definite for next year.

4:38 pm  
Blogger blueadt said...

I bought a sheep tape measure too for my DDs' birthday present in October. I'm putting together a notions bag for of her own & she'll love the sheep.

I've got some Regia Silk as well (from my SP6) - what pattern do you plan to use with it?

11:17 pm  
Anonymous glittrgirl said...

Makes me think I wasn't there at all, and jealous I missed it.....

Oh wait...

I WAS there!!!!! YAY! Great pics - need to see SP pressie pics!!!!!!!!

8:51 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooooo jealous! I was just in the UK for two weeks, London and environs mostly, and I couldn't find a bit of wool anywhere. Even in a town called Wool... NONE! What a great haul you've made. Hmmm I wonder if there is still any yarn you haven't got! I'll have to work on that problem for your next little pressie... Your SP8 Pal

10:16 pm  
Blogger rho said...

Do you know where to get the sock bank things - those are super and no one else would have one...

Looks like you had a grand time with that haul you have there. . .

11:39 pm  
Blogger Woolly Wormhead said...

My mum bought loads of that Lopi roving for felted bags too, and it felts up a treat apparently. I have some from ages ago which I haven't tried yet. Think I'll make a bowler Hat with mine ;)

Great haul!

(still with mild concussion. tsk)

10:14 am  

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