04 July 2012

Recent Stash Additions

Last weekend I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with my good buddy Lisa (Wickedly Artsy).  Among many of the other exciting things that you can read about over at her blog, we found some time for some fiber shopping!

I know, I'm a poor student preparing for a huge move, but fiber is just as important as food right?

First we headed over to Wildflower in Manhattan, Kansas, which has a great selection of Berroco, as well as some yarns that I have not been able to find at any other yarn store.  I found some yarn that I have been dying to get a hold of for a while now, two skeins of Mini Moshi (Crystal Palace Yarns) in a muted rainbow colorway:


After that we visited Wicked Stitch in Wamego, Kansas, which is one of my favorite stores because of the amazing fiber selection, friendly people, and adorable location.  It took me a little while to decide what to get because of the overwhelmingly diverse selection, but I ended up purchasing two types of fiber that I cannot wait to spin up.

I went straight for some reasonably priced and super soft Blue Faced Leichester.  I will likely end up hand dyeing this at some point.


I also couldn't resist buying some Romney wool (which I don't think that I have ever tried before).  According to the owner, this is from one of her own sheep, Daisy.  I can tell that this is going to be loads of fun to spin up!


Isn't it wonderful the sort of treasures that can be found at yarn stores across the country?  If only I could visit them all!

28 comments:

  1. I love your selections! I am so glad we went! I also love your photos :)

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  2. Those colors in that little skein are so beautiful- feels like Fall to me- Romney is such a wonderful breed - some of my first fiber adventures were with locally grown Romney.

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  3. Gorgeous fibers! I love spinning (and knitting!) BFL - can't wait to see what you make of that one!

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  4. Yeah to stash enhancement! I love those minis.

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  5. nice! any ideas what you might do with the Mini Mochi skeins?

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  6. Love the look of that Mini Moshi yarn and those fibres look scrummy too.
    Well, I think food is overrated and yarn is much more important, so enjoy your new purchases :))))

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  7. Ooo I love yarn exploring! I bought some white roving the other day, I can't wait to spin it and dye it. I don't have very many stores around with a selection of different types of roving so I'm super jealous that you have access to such a wide selection! I love everything you bought

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  8. I think it's great that the wool came from Daisy! I can't help but think that no matter what you turn it into it'll always be Daisy. It looks like you two had a terrific time shopping (and making pizza!).

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  9. Ooh, gorgeous yarn and fiber! I've never knit with Mini Mochi before, but it always looks like so much fun to work with. And that Romney looks like a wonderfully fluffy dream to spin! :)

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  10. Oh I love the new fiber it looks so soft! I always think knowing the story behind the wool makes it so much better. I can't wait to see what gorgeous yarn you spin out of all of it!

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  11. I find that Romney is pretty easy to spin. How fun that you have a sheep's name to go along with it.

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  12. You got to love wool where you can meet the sheep and know it by name. Can't wait to see what the fleece becomes.

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  13. I picked up some local Romney from a wool festival recently but haven't tried it yet. Great stash additions!

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  14. I love the colour of the minis. How much yarn will you spin up from the others?

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  15. Stash is very important, even if it means not eating well. lol. I love seeing what you spin, I just can't even begin to imagine being able to do that!

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  16. Wow those are amazing stash additions. So jealous

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  17. Beautiful. I hope to learn to spin someday. Thanks for reading.

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  18. Beautiful! New stash is always fun! Oh, and your handspun targhee is so lovely!

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  19. A lot of my friends love Mini Mochi, the long color changes really show up nicely in shawls.

    Yes, fiber is just as important as food!

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  20. Ooo ... mini mochi! That's a yarn I've been coveting for awhile, too. Can't wait to see what you make with it!

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  21. How fun to hit a yarn store w/a bud! Mini Mochi is so fun in colorways. I have some I need to knit up one of these days. You picked a great one.

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  22. Wheeeee new fiber! That muted rainbow is great.

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  23. Oh the joys of the fiber arts! Looks like you found some real beauties!

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  24. I'm a "starving teacher" (rather than artist) and can totally relate to buying fiber and yarn, even when I should economize. I've been away from the computer for a while (on vacation) and enjoyed getting caught up on your blog today. I have several boxes of Easter egg dyes I think I'll try to dye yarn.

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  25. Wonderful Shopping

    I must contain myself, within my four wall and as far from the keyboard as possible. My Stash is still manageable. Don't want to end up with a Yarn Stash as unruly as my Fabric Stash.

    hugs

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