Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Midwest Fiber Art & Folk Fair at Crystal Lake, IL

Sue and I went to a fiber fair in Crystal Lake, IL. Sue drove while I knitted. It was very pleasant (for me). My camera battery failed after only a few pics, so enjoy these.

It was July 20th and the last Harry Potter book was about to be released that very night. I was sorely tempted to buy this witch hat. It was 55 dollars and definitely worth it. In the end I wimped out because I spent A LOT of money on yarn. I am still thinking about it, so that's how I know I maybe should have bought it. I would have been excellent for work. Here are more of the hats made by the lady in that booth. I apologize for not getting her name.

The Fold had a booth shared with someone else. Toni, The Fold's
proprietor, was there. She had some Socks that Rock yarn.

Here is what I bought:

Clockwise from top left:

1. 2-8 oz. skeins Interlacements Kansas (aka Rayflax), 600 yds each. 85% Rayon, 15% flax

2. 1-8.1 oz. skein Enchanted Meadows (undyed) white alpaca, 584 yds.

3. 5-3.5 oz. skeins Knitting Notions, Andee in Aubergine, 50% merino, 50% alpaca

4. 3-4 oz. skeins Knitting Notions, Wildflower worsted, 100% wool
5. 1 skein Knitting Notions, Wildflower sock yarn, 100% Superwash Merino

6. 1 skein Knitting Notions, Fruit Basket sock yarn, 100% Superwash Merino
7. 1 skein Socks That Rock medium, Downpour color,100% superwash merin0
8. 1 skein Socks That Rock medium, Backstabber color,100% Superwash Merino
9. 2-4 oz. skeins Knitting Notions, Brilliant Blue worsted 100% wool
10. 5-4 oz. skeins Knitting Notions Deep Blue Sea worsted, 100% wool

Sue and I met another Knitty person and knit blogger, Celtic Coyote for lunch. This was cause for the best picture of all. Sue displays the International Symbol of I'm Meeting an Internet Knitter Here:

1 comment:

Sue, aka seiding said...

Oh, thanks for that! :P