Tuesday, August 2, 2011

SS11: Swag pt. 2

Alright, so yesterday you saw the yarn-haul. Today (or night if you're up late) I'll let you see the fiber I scooped up!

It really all started with this. I have been wanting a Trindle since my friend WillyG showed me his at our Tuesday Knit Nite. I had the express mission to snag one of these when I left for Sock Summit Saturday morning. But after two laps around the marketplace I didn't see any, I was crushed! Luckily, a helpful LSGer had the real scoop and gently guided me to where I needed to be.

There was no hesitation, I handed over my money, and walked away with my prize. The weight system and removable arms make this type of spindle really ingenious. Here is a link if you're interested as well!

Now after the trindle, I was more motivated to find some fiber to spin. I started looking for some beginners fluff. I found it at Fiber Optic Yarns.

I couldn't resist the Tardis blue. And besides, the trindle was lonely...

And then it blossomed. I needed some roving, some bright happy colors. After all, that's what I'm all about these days! So I went to the Woolgatherings booth and Saw the cheerful hues. I came away with these!

And that made the trindle even happier!

(I kind of feel like I'm in a childrens' book now)

Coming up:
  • I still have three more Sock Summit posts for including Swag pt. 3, The People, and lastly The Summit
  • Making the most of Ikea
  • Cross-Country- A Pictorial
  • More from my trip to California


  1. OOOH! A Trindle and super yummy fiber!!! I just finished a skein of Fiber Optic stuff. So nice! Enjoy!

  2. you're an animal! really! you're gonna fill that whole new house with yarns :-)