Sunday, 28 July 2013

Confessions of a Yarn Addict at Fibre-East 2013

Went to Fibre -East 2013 today. What a lovely day full of friendly and knowledgeable people who seemed to have endless time to talk no matter how busy.
I am afraid I have also fed my addiction because the beautiful yarns and fibres were irresistible. Here is some of todays haul

The photograph does not really do justice to the glorious colours but they are amazing. I have a stash just like any self respecting yarn addict because it is often the source of inspiration. The trouble is when I see all these wonderful modern yarns I don't want to use the old stuff. I quite often think I should de-stash and just buy up-to-date yarn when I need it - but I know in my heart of hearts that I never will!
I should say that Vicky and my husband Graham each have a spinning wheel and they too had a very good day. They spent a lot of time chatting to the experts but we also now have two bags of sheep fleece in shades of brown, a small bag of alpaca fleece and three carded and dyed bats ( not sure if this is the right name). So my living room will be full of spinning paraphernalia and rather less pleasantly my bath will be full of fleece for cleaning.

Still as an addict I can put up with the mess if it means I get lots of beautiful hand-spun yarn.

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