Monday, October 26, 2009

SAFF!

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather, the changing leaves, wearing cozy sweaters and socks, and I love Halloween. Another of my favorite things is heading to Asheville for SAFF.

Kristen, Cynthia and I got up early on Saturday for the drive up. We were expecting a cold, rainy day, but except for a brief downpour around Hickory, it was a beautiful day! (In fact, all of us sweater-wearing knitters probably wouldn't have minded a little bit cooler weather!)

We had lots of fun browsing through tons of vendors and hanging out with knitting friends - and petting some sheep! I bought lots of sock yarn (no surprise there!) and a very cool yarn bowl from the Knit Witch. I looked at her bowls at Stitches South earlier this year, and knew I wanted to pick one up. I love the colors, and it will be put to good use! There isn't much better than some beautiful pottery full of yummy alpaca (from Delly's Delights).

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I did finish my Girl Friday (knitty) sweater in time for SAFF - I sewed on the buttons the day before we left. And while we were there, we ran into the designer of the sweater who was there as a vendor for her hand-dyed yarns Kitchen Sink Dyeworks. Mercedes is super sweet and took a picture with me, and I couldn't resist getting some of her sock yarn.

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So there's a sneak peek of my Girl Friday - look for a post with details and pictures later this week! I also snatched up some Bugga from Sanguine Gryphon, as well as some Handmaiden Casbah and some Harry Potter inspired yarn from Shelby B.

We ended our day back at Kristen's, winding yarn and eating homemade goats-milk peanut butter fudge we got from Heatherlane Farms - delicious!

3 comments:

Samantha said...

I got the coconut fudge and shared it with my family. Yum!

I didn't know that kitchen sink dyeworks did the girl friday sweater -- how cool!

Kristen said...

Yay! You updated! Now *I* need to! XD

I'm so glad we all got to hang out this weekend. I had a blast!! And, thanks for letting me practice taking pictures with you.

Betsey said...

Love the sweater! And all that beautiful yarn makes me want to knit again.

Fudge from goats milk, now that sounds like a treat right up my alley.