Gift #992: Greencastle Fiberfest

I’m prying myself away from my knitting needles long enough to write a blog post on one of my favorite events of the year – the Greencastle Fiberfest!  It’s two glorious days filled with all things yarn and fiber-related.  I usually take a vacation day from work and go on Friday.  Mom and I spent the entire day there yesterday – from open to close!  It was wonderful.

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We had a great time browsing the booths and visiting our favorite vendors.  There were a couple of companies that didn’t come this time and I missed them.  But we also had several new ones which were exciting to explore.  I hope they continue to come.  It’s so much fun to be surrounded by beautiful yarns and samples.  There’s also knitting notions, felting and weaving supplies, project bags, and much more!

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I didn’t have much of a shopping list this time, other than to see what was new at my favorite places and to look for some yarn for a shawl.  However, quite a few beautiful skeins managed to work their way into my car trunk.  And by “few” I politely mean “a lot more than I planned”.  I’m not sure what happened – it was all a blur of wool and alpaca in beguiling colors.  image

After a day saturated in yarn, I must confess to feeling a bit of yarn-withdrawal today.   Strong, insane desires to cast on 10 projects are getting difficult to keep under control.  I did allow myself to start one new project today while at Eagle Creek Park.  The new shawl is filled with the colors of spring and I’m looking forward to showing it to you soon.  In the meantime, I’m enjoying the yarn-induced euphoria and have been holding and petting the new skeins.  So much to knit… so little time!

Blessings to you,

Sarah

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One Response to Gift #992: Greencastle Fiberfest

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    You must have been like a kid in a candy shop! Textiles are wonderful to peruse. I can imagine it was hard to show restraint!

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