Welcome to the extravaganza of fiber, color, texture and fun. Kathy (my sister from Atlanta), Linda (my favorite knitting buddy) and I went to the seventh annual Fall Fiber Expo near Ann Arbor over the weekend. We had a ball. I got to see some of my favorite Michigan yarn people LYS and yarn makers (I am sure that is not the correct term but you get the idea.) From the minute we walked in we were overwhelmed by the sights.
We were first greeted by these adorable alpacas. They were a little shy. The booth right next to them had beautiful alpaca fiber.
Next, I ran into Kellie from Knitting On The Fringe one of my favorite LYS. Kellie has been very supportive of Knitting: A Love Story. I bought a fabulous woven basket to hold Kathy's and my purchases and a fabulous kit for a linen tunic. It is always great to see Kellie. She had purchased four booth spaces so it was like walking into a mini Knitting On The Fringe.
Next, we ran into these adorable sheep. They were only seven months old but pretty big. I would have liked to see some baby lambs. Is there anything cuter? Well, wait and see what I discovered toward the end.
Next, we ran into Twisted Fiber Art from Mason. They make absolutely magically, beautiful yarn. I've posted about the LYS, the yarn and the genius women who put it all together before. Remember the yarn tasting party? I was so excited to introduce Kathy to this remarkable enterprise. She of course couldn't resist. It must be genetic.
Isn't it yummy?!?!?! If you haven't purchased yarn from Twisted Fiber Art, you must! Not only are the colors exquisite, the touch is glorious and the patterns are amazing. Experience the magic of TWISTED FIBER ART.
I discovered a new company Happy Fuzzy Yarn. It's tag is "Does yarn make you happy?" As soon as I read that I knew that this company was for me because YARN MAKES ME HAPPY! I bought a scrumptious fingering yarn called Vesuvius that is pinks and corals. I can just see it in the Olga Jazzy scarf.
There is Linda picking out her Happy Fuzzy Yarn. The next few pictures are worth the trip. You will smile and get a warm feeling.
The beautiful French Angora bunnies. Ken's (Kathy's husband) parting words as we left for Fall Fiber Expo were "No rabbit!" Without those two little words, I think Kathy may have had one of these adorable, seven week old bunnies in her pocket.
We started with alpaca and ended with camel. What a great day! Two of my favorite people spending time touching that which makes me happy--yarn. We may make this an annual event.
This blog is dedicated to Mary Helen Growt my first knitting teacher and the woman who changed my life. The mission of Knitting: A Love Story is to preserve, share and promote the love of knitting.