Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. This weekend was simply the best, as we saw the return of the in-person Carolina Fiber Fest 2022 in Raleigh. It was so wonderful to walk around the expo building at the fair grounds, amongst all the fiber and year and other fiber people! I had truly missed shopping this festival in person.
Today, I want to share the yarny goodies that I purchased. I found a couple new-to-me dyers that made me so excited to cast on a new project (or two)!
The first stall we shopped at was Cottontail Farms. Chelsea makes the most beautiful project bags! It was hard to choose just one. I’ve purchased quite a few items from her Etsy shop in the past, so it was wonderful to wander around the person and see everything. I settled on this blanket tote. It is large enough to hold your yarn for knitting a blanket; however I will be using it for a sweater. It was a toss up between the large bucket tote and this blanket bucket tote. The blanket tote has interior pockets, and that’s what sold me on it.
I also purchased two notion pouches (one small and in a flora print and one medium in a mouse print), one pattern protector (these are very useful), and two yarn wranglers.
The next stall we shopped at was The Fiber Seed. This is a new-to-me dyer from Ohio. Lindsay had a vast array of colors, in every tone you can imagine. Everything was so beautiful. I’d had in mind a pink/turquoise sweater and did not expect to find exactly what I was looking for; however, I did find it at Lindsay’s stall. She has these jumbo sock yarn skeins, so I only needed three! The pink is Rose and the mauve/teal is Washed Ashore. These will become a Junction sweater by Andrea Mowry.
The next stall was not new to me, but it’s definitely a favorite of mine every year of the Carolina Fiber Fest! These skeins are from Twist Fiber Studio, and they were just one of many I had my eye on. She also has adorable project bags; in fact, one of my favorite bags is from her shop. This color way is Sedona. They were dyed in the same dye lot but, as you can see, that is the beauty of hand dyed yarn! No two skeins are exactly alike. I won’t use these together in the same project, as they will each become a pair of socks.
Last, but certainly not least, we visit the McMullin Fiber Co stall. I had my eye on her yarn online, and I’m so glad I found her booth. We initially walked right past it and had to consult the map to find it. Anyways, I came away with a lot of yarn. I saw a sample of the Oat Sweater knit up in her Chantilly Cream colorway on DK merino and lace mohair. It was so beautiful! I purchased enough yarn to make the sweater, and I also picked up a sock set a mini skein set. Everything was just so beautiful, it was almost hard to pick!
The sock set is the colorway Red Rock Canyon, and the mini set is the Canyon Collection.