Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sweater Weather

The first real cold front of the season arrived on Monday. Temperatures went from the 80s to the 50s in a matter of minutes. At first I thought it might be a blue norther that Texas is famous for, but rain, wind and dreary weather lingered all day so it can't officially be called that.

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The sudden change in the weather reminded me that the Kid 'n Ewe fiber festival in Boerne, Texas is just around the corner (Nov. 9-11). This will be my third year to go. It's a nice little festival, so make plans to attend if you're in the area. Everything is set up in three big exhibition buildings at the Kendall County Fairgrounds, so no matter the weather, the show will go on.

One of my favorite vendors at this festival is Brooks Farm Yarn.

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As you can see, I've collected quite a bit of their yarn.

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500 yards of Harmony (55% Mohair, 22.5% Wool, 22.5% Silk)

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540 yards of Four Play (50% Fine Wool, 50% Silk)
1000 yards of Duet (55% Kid Mohair, 45% Fine Wool)
1500 yards of Primero (100% Kid Mohair)

I bought most of it without a specific project in mind, so it has sat in the stash unused. What a waste! I've decided to make it my mission to find patterns that will work well with these yarns and get busy knitting. How can I justify buying more until I use what I have? I may have to skip the Brooks Farm booth this year unless, of course, they have their sock yarn with them.

7 comments:

  1. Nice stash, but don't give skipping that booth another thought. You might find the next big "find" for yourself this year. You just never know. You can go and look and if nothing hits you, oh well, but NEVER skip a booth!! lol!

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  2. I have seen people buying the sock yarn so you might be safe. :-) I have 1000 yds of Primero and it might just be perfect for Clapotis. It should work up beautifully in any lace project and you have some good yardage. Sorry you're perfect fall has given way to less than perfect.

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  3. I bought 2 skeins of Primero at Rhinebeck last year. I love the colors but have decided I just don't really like mohair.

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  4. That's a dramatic drop in temps, but you got a nice shot of it! The yarns are pretty. I can't wait to see what they become.

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  5. ahhhhh, the weather is so nice! We were out on I-10 taking the kiddos to see the DR. on momday morning when the front came through. The mushrooming of the clouds along the front line looked AWESOME! wish i had my camera for it.... I love brooks farm and i hope to see you at the festival!

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  6. We had a day like that monday too, warm weather and then a big dip. I think our fall weather is finally here.
    That yarn is gorgeous - I have seen several posts raving about the Brooks Farm booth at Rhinebeck this year, so I can believe it is hard to resist!

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  7. It was my favorite booth at Stitches West last year. Scrumptious wools!

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~Tracy