Yarny Goodness

On Sunday, I went on a little road trip into Maryland with sprite, to go to the third annual Homespun Yarn Party. I’d been to the inaugural event a couple of years back, but missed last year, when it moved from a functional-but-blah community center in Takoma Park to the very spiffy (and historic) Savage Mill in Savage, MD. The new venue was lovely, and provided an appealing backdrop for the local, hand-spun and/or dyed yarns for sale. It also allowed us to grab a tasty lunch at the Mill’s brew pub on the way in and to nab ice cream cones on the way out, so it was an altogether successful trip.

Neither sprite nor I broke the bank on yarn, either. We’re generally very bad enablers, talking each other into buying perhaps more than we should. This time, though, we picked up just two skeins of sock yarn each, accompanied by a couple of handmade soaps…because apparently no yarn party is complete without a couple of soap vendors.

Here’s my haul:

Yarny Goodness
Yarny Goodness

The pink yarn in front is the seasonally-appropriate Cherry Blossom colorway from Rock Creek Yarn, and the blue/green/cinnamon one behind is Bill Weasley from Shelby B’s Designs, who names her colors after characters in the Harry Potter novels. There are a couple of Potter-inspired sock patterns on Ravelry, so I have a feeling those socks will end up doubly-thematic. The soaps are from Biggs & Featherbelle, and smell divine.

4 thoughts on “Yarny Goodness

  1. common loon March 25, 2010 / 10:17 am

    I don’t knit, but your photo and descriptions sound like such fun I almost wish I did. I love the pink (surprises me that I’d pick that over your other choice!), and want to know if the lemon-y soap is as lemon-y as I’m imagining?

    • Sarah March 27, 2010 / 11:18 am

      You do know that I started knitting because a yarn store opened by my house and I was so taken with the yarn that I just *had* to have some, but just owning yarn I couldn’t use seemed crazy, right? I am not at all crafty, and I can do it, so with your mad crafting skillz, you’d be a natural. And yes, the lemon soap is quite lemony, but it doesn’t seem to linger on my skin after I am done using it, which is too bad.

  2. sprite March 25, 2010 / 12:33 pm

    You were being overly generous. I picked up that skein of Sanguine Gryphon in addition to my purchases at the same vendors as yours.

    • Sarah March 27, 2010 / 11:14 am

      Oh, you’re right. Forgot that one completely.

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