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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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Brooks Farm…. Squishy!!!

Brooks Farm Solana, purchased at Rhinebeck to make Cherie Amour.

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And, as promised, the pictures of my SAFF acquisitions.

On Thursday before SAFF, Aimee (AKA the Evil Enabler) took me to The Yarn Shop by Rainy Day Creations. I picked up the Cascade 220 to make these cute cabled gloves that she’s making, and probably a hat to go with them. The Opal is earmarked to become Kelp! Knits’ Ironwork Socks.

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Friday, Cristi and I ran over to Charlotte Yarn, where a ridiculous amount of stuff jumped into my arms. I picked up the Malabrigo Chunky I used in the Passin’ the Dress Code, some Malabrigo Laceweight in “Applewood”, Blue Sky Alpaca & Silk in a lovely peacock blue for a Clementine Shawlette, and that big ball of squishy goodness in the back is some Fleece Artist Scotian Silk. No clue what it’s going to be, but damn is it soft. And pretty.
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Saturday morning at SAFF, we tracked down Jana from White Oak Studio to get some of her TV Yarn. I was thrilled to find that she did have some “Doctor Who”, which I snapped up for Kris (on that, we finally got our season 3 dvd’s and watched the infamous “Blink” episode. I’ve been hearing about it for months, and OHMYGOD now I know why. SO GOOD!), along with “The English Patient” and “Sesame Street” for me.
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And yes, I promised myself I wasn’t going to buy any fiber at Rhinebeck or SAFF if I didn’t spin up some of what I already had. Er… I fell down. I picked up some lovely Happy Hippy Optim in “Commune” and some… um… really pretty mystery orange and brown fiber. The bag of Jacob/Angora and the big ball of Lorna’s Laces roving? Yeah – I blame Aimee for those. Like I said – the Evil Enabler. See, Aimee was standing in a booth, oohing at the Lorna’s Laces roving, and I was outside the booth, talking to May. Aimee was yelling colors to us, and I looked at May and said, “As long as they don’t have…” and as the words “Black Purl” were ON MY LIPS, Aimee yells over, “They have Black Purl!” Curse her timing. (The Jacob/Angora was less evil – she showed me some Jacob/Alpaca she bought from a booth, and told me about the angora. I had to check it out.)
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