Have been up at the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show today and this morning and thus must show off my stash enhancing aquisitions. I was relatively restrained (even though these pics may indicate otherwise)….
Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Alpaca…destined to be this scarf (and maybe the hat too).
Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury Merino 4ply…for a planned shawl. (more blue-grey than grey as it looks here)
More Bendigo Alpacas because it was on sale and pretty blue (probably another scarf of some sort)
A nostepinne (which one uses to wind skeins of wool into balls when one can’t be bothered hauling out the swift and the ballwinder).
Moseley Park 70% Merino 30% Tussah silk fibre (Colourway is Balm)
Tarndwarncoort 4ply Polwarth
Handpainted Finn (4ply again, I think) Love this colourway…it looks like stormclouds. Am going to have to make a shawl out of this.
And now onto the Stranded in Oz pretties. Because, let’s face it, I always buy more of Melissa’s stuff whenever I come within fifty feet of it (or even just looking at it on the interwebs). She’d outdone herself this year, simply beautiful colours and yarns. I have pics of her stand too but will check with her before posting them.
This is her June 2011 Fibre Club fibre…Merino Lyocell in Melbourne Twilights (slightly pinker than this) and Black Diamond Bamboo
Silk Sock Yarn (Ocean Blues)…will probably be another shawl and once again this yarn falls somewhat foul of the hard to photograph certain blues and greens rule! It’s even prettier in reality.
Superwash Merino 8ply (am making some handwarmers and then a matching scarf or socks)…and I will apologise for this shot as the greens just won’t photograph true to life. It really is the most beautiful malachite/good green opal green with opaline blues.
And again in “Drama Queen”
Sterling Sock Yarn in Heaven (it sparkles…I must have sparkly socks!)
And more sock yarn that has lost its tag. I think it’s the Dye My Pretties sock in Fairies in the Garden…
Btw, if anyone has SIOz yarn lust now, she’s also doing the Craft and Quilt fair in Melbourne in 2 weeks time or there’s the online store or she has a stall at the Port Adelaide Market in Adelaide every Sunday.