Tuesday, 4 October 2011

A BIG box of yarn!

Last Thursday I went to the Fyberspates trunk show at Fibre Flurry.

There was some yarn and some pattern samples and it was all gorgeous!


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There was an extremely large box of yarn to rummage through and even more on display....


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This lovely shawl was also on display - Isaura by ├ůsa Tricosa, it has a really unusual construction, I love the clean lines of the design and it is so light but at the same time warm and cozy.


Fyberspates specialise in luxury yarns, most contain silk and the colours are just beautiful. I love silky yarns but they're not really suitable for socks, there were what I would consider more suitable 'sock' blends and a skein of the brand new tweed sock in reds and pinks came home with me, I really can't wait to swatch with it. I also adopted an skein of Sparkle Sock, the colours in this skein just blew me away and the sparkles are gold which I think softens the effect - I'm not usually a big fan of sparkles but I fell for this yarn as soon as I saw it.


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I also bought a copy of The Scrumptious Collection Volume 1 - it is full of lovely patterns designed for the different weights of Scrumptious yarn. I am particularly taken with Tirrold by the lovely Jen Arnall-Culliford, its a lace-weight vest and I think I'll knit it in navy blue. All the samples from the books were available to try on and Mikayla (owner of Fibre Flurry) tried on the Uffington waistcoat by Jeni Hewlett (owner of Fyberspates) and it looked so nice on that it will be the second pattern I'll knit from this book - it's knit in chunky, which will be a welcome relief after the lace-weight!

3 comments:

  1. I think it's a good job I was at work that day, I would have spent a fortune, some lovely yarn x

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  2. What awesome scores! It's nice to find a book that has several patterns you love and are excited to make.

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  3. Aw, thanks for the shout-out m'dear! Much appreciated. :)

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