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:
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.