On the weekend we had a great day out at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo, it was a bit like yarny heaven, so many gorgeous yarns and fibres on display and for sale, and lots of fabulous sheep too!
The boys dropped me off for a couple of hours of wool immersion, while they had a wander around Bendigo, everyone was happy!
I bought some lovely wool, a couple of skeins of Madeleine Tosh Vintage in the best colour called 'Molly Ringwood', some hand dyed skeins by Little Plum Yarn (the candy pink and the purple/pink speckled skeins in the photo above), and some of the last remaining wool from Pear Tree Yarns.
I have a few plans for some of this, and am open to ideas for the rest!
.....So. Much. Wool! .........
.....lots of lovely things for spinners too, don't these plaits of dyed fleece ready for spinning look so inviting, almost enough for me to try a new craft! I really don't need anymore hobbies though!
.....isn't that super chunky, bobbly, pile of hand spun wool in the middle of this photo awesome!
....this is a beautiful stall of natural indigo dyed yarns, very nice indeed! .....
It was very busy when I was there on Saturday, I think the yarny crafts are definitely having a bit of a revival. I felt there was a better, bigger and more varied selection of stall this year compared to last year. People seemed very enthusiastic and were enjoying all the wooly sights.
I had a very nice chat to the machine knitters too, and finally got the time on Sunday to sit down with my knitting machine and learn to use it! I learnt how to thread the machine, cast on, and do basic stocking stitch. So pleased to get this going, and to see that my machine works fine, I am going have another go soon and see if I can make a piece from the punchcard patterns. The ladies of the Machine Knitters Club made it look easy, so we will see!
Have a great day!