Now that my stash has grown…

…to alarming proportions, I am finding that I go to fiber festivals more so to connect with other fiber-holics more so than to acquire ‘more’. I won’t go so far as to say that I’ve reached SABLE status…but I will say that whenever I look at my fiber closet run amok I get a little…astonished.

The highlight for me this past Saturday would have to have been seeing all most of my New England fiber-friends and being able to introduce RR to this part of my life that he has never experienced up-close and personal. (My God the grammar in that sentence is awful – I’ve tried to fix it like seven times.  I’m sorry, I have failed.  I cannot fix it.  *sob*) I loved seeing you all and hearing all your wonderful complements on my shawl. Which shawl, you ask? This one (details here):

FBS on a Bush

I tried to take pictures of it on me, got frustrated and threw it on a bush. Much clearer photo this way ;o) Let’s move on to the parade of new toys, shall we?

Even though my stash has reached a level that continues to astonish me, I did manage to purchase a few things in CT – although I did walk away from a fleece that I should never have walked away from because RR was giving me ‘the look’ (you know the one…the one he throws at me when he’s on the verge of beginning the old chestnut, ‘This is why we are not *insert ‘M’ word here* lecture’ which, while being my personal favorite second only to the ‘Where have all the towels gone’ rant, is not a path I wish to wander down in the midst of a fleece sale). After a year of fruitless searching, I finally found a shawl pin that I liked at The Wheel Thing booth (along with two bobbins for Amelia – and yes, that is a shawl close-up. Multi-tasking photography, gotta love it!):

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I also re-stocked my supply of merino/tencel from The SheepShed (since I spun and knitted my last 4oz into my FBS (see above)) – this is 4oz of the ‘Dusk’ colorway:

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Last but definitely not least, I purchased two batts from Linda at Grafton Fibers:

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The absolute best part? Getting in the car and having RR ask me, “When is NH? Do I have that Saturday off? You know, I wouldn’t mind going…” Yay!!! This means you all were a hit and did a great job not frightening the new guy! ;o)

One more thing, I received my STR club package – you can see the contents here if you’re curious!