Despite the rain and the dreary weather, I made the trek all the way to Brooklyn for this year’s fiber festival. This year featured several new vendors, most notably Signature Fiber Arts. I picked up a small stash of goodies, mostly non yarn items since the plan is to save most of my cash for Rhinebeck next week.
Pictured here is a T-shirt I bought from Red Bridge Studios in Brooklyn. Two really small crochet needles I plan to use in the future for bead knitting projects. A rubber grip and stitch marker gifted by the Signature Fiber Arts booth, who were offering 10% discounts on their products. Some goat milk soap from River Valley Farm in Massachusetts.
Also of note is a new yarn vendor I came across that also manufactures and sells their own yarn spinners. The machine above is spinning 2 ply yarn from the yellow cone. Then another spool spins blue thread around the yellow yarn and winds it onto the bobbin.
I almost left the festival without buying any yarn. After being so undecided about the color choices I settled on this pair of skeins of merino/cashmere/nylon yarn from Lambstrings.
I told myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore sock yarn, but the colors were just too tempting.