Sheep and Wool Festival Detox

This past October’s Sheep and Wool festival was exactly as expected: an overwhelming yarn binge that left me reeling for months to come.  So much yarn in one place gives so much potential for creativity and projects.

It was also a little bittersweet.  One of my favorite places, Wild Apple Hill Farm has stopped operations and thus my daughter’s beautiful coat, which I have knit from their pink yarn, will remain in in its singularity until I find a suitable replacement. And, of course, I could not find the blanket yarn I needed.

Children's socks, toe upGood Karma Yarn was there and I bought 2 skeins of their sock yarn.  If you haven’t tried them yet for socks, definitely give it a go.  I knit their yarn on size 5 needles and I’ve now made socks for both my girls and I’ve started on a pair for myself.  The yarn is soft, pliable and gives that amazing cozy feel that we crave from socks, especially with the arctic winter we’ve had.

I also got some Good Karma Worsted yarn to make a Lattice Pie Hat for an adult with a scarf to match.  Pattern coming soon.

Tunic dress for girlsI found a new (to me) merino wool from Canada (Shelridge Yarns) which makes a thin yarn that knits up worsted.  I’ve made a dress for my daughter, which is beautiful and wears well. I used size 8 needles, which you wouldn’t guess by the looks of the yarn, but is absolutely required to give it the breathing room it needs.

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