An early morning appointment at the local coffee shop...
... Was followed by a(nother) trip to Raleigh. Back to the Fairgrounds for a completely different experience.
Our first sighting was a unicorn in a "knit" dress:
Ashley from Twist Fiber Studio took a group shot for us:
The Fiber Studio out of Charlotte had kits made up...
... For this lovely Find Your Fade Shawl:
This adorable sign was a gift for the owner of Mountain Top Fibers:
Super soft yarn from a new-to-me dyer, Haute Knit Yarn:
Fun speckled yarn at Cozy Color Works:
LOOK!! A quilty project bag at Twist:
Another fun print:
Another really cute sign at Sheepish Creations:
More cute project bags at an unidentified booth:
Sorry about that! The shop owner had her baby with her. That little girl had the biggest blue eyes imaginable!!!
I said hello to Elizabeth at Wolle's Yarn Creations...
... And to Natasha at The Unplanned Peacock:
Dan Tracy Designs had the most beautiful wooden shawl pins that started out as scissor holders and some are still made that way:
Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm had magnetic metal shawl pins and I brought the one on the bottom right home with me since it coordinated with my earrings from Spiral Studio:
Here I am, giving the pin a try:
Beth and Cindy each go a henna tattoo:
At this booth for the Sonali Club of Raleigh:
The "hot" sweater for our group was the So Faded by Andrea Mowry:
I had fun building a palette around the bright yarn in the center. Party Time was given to me as a gift last year:
Three tired, but happy shoppers:
Oh! A quilted (or at least piecework) tote bag:
Not in this color or size, but I think I may have to make Joji Locatelli's Boxy Sweater:
A truly quilted tote:
Lunch time at Alpaca in Cary:
It's reasonably priced...
... And delicious:
... Warm and Fuzzy in Cary:
Colorful sheep decorations:
TONS of specialty hand dyed yarn:
I came for the Copper Penny by Hedgehog Fibres. It's the orange one, if you hadn't guessed:
Playing with building a So Faded Sweater and changed out the lightest color over on the left:
Tried dropping off the teal color and adding both lights:
What if I used them ALL??? Tough choice:
I really want them ALL... but can I justify the expense...
Here's another way to look at the grouping:
Beware of the Shop Dog:
This picture is for Candy, who is/was making a Happypotamus, but ran into a bit of a problem the the crochet:
Goodbye, Warm and Fuzzy:
She KNITS, too!!!