I thought that I would start a new post for the Fridays when I don't have an FO to share. I'm calling it Fibre Addiction Fridays but it really will be all things related to knitting/spinning/crocheting enabling and not just fibre (What can I say, I like alliteration titles).
This week I'm excited to show you what I have picked up on my trip to Nova Scotia. Mostly at Baadeck Yarns (of Yarn Harlot fame).
Anyways, onto the shop, and of course, the yarn. (Remember, we are all friends here so no judging. Honestly, this yarn store laughs in the face of any knitter's yarn diet resolve and I wasn't trying that hard.)
What a lovely shop. We stopped in on a lovely Sunday afternoon and I went inside while my kids went stir crazy outside. The owner, Pat, made me feel so welcome. I wanted to stay in there forever... yes, partly to avoid my nutty kids but mostly to be surrounded by all that lovely yarn.
I was on a mission to buy Fleece Artist yarns, which are local to Nova Scotia. I certainly stuck to the program and picked up some lovely skeins, both in Baadeck and at LK Yarns, a very nice LYS in Halifax.
|this photo is completely untouched - I am sure going to miss having granite to take pictures on when we go home|
In order from left to right:
Fleece Artist Saldanha Two - a lace weight superwash merino 800m/100g from LK Yarns
Handmaiden (Fleece Artist's high end label) Casbah - fingering weight 81% merino, 9% cashmere, 10% nylon 325m/115g
The colourway is Cape Breton Highlands. Baadeck Yarns has colourways that are dyed exclusive for them by Fleece Artist and this is one of them. To top it off, Casbah is one of my favourite bases.
Fleece Artist Trail Socks - fingering weight 80% merino, 20% nylon 325m/115g In the Baadeck Yarns exclusive colourway First Flight
Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 - fingering weight 100% merino 350m/125g from LK Yarns
and the piece de la resistance...
Handmaiden Marrakesh - lace weight 70% silk, 30% baby camel in the Baadeck Yarns exclusive colourway Blueberry Mist
The palette of blues and purples was entirely by accident but it held true when I discovered some Fleece Artist Fibre at Baadeck Yarns as well.
Each roving is 50 grams of 100% merino. I thinking of plying them together and making some funky mitts or a hat.
Well that's it! I haven't made plans for any of these lovelies yet but I'm sure I will enjoy spending lots of time plotting on Ravelry and remembering our trip when I get home. For now, I'm going to go and make the most of our last day of vacation!
PS: Linking up for Fiber Arts Friday!