This summer on the blog …
Yes, I know! … Here we are already in Autumn and I have not posted anything for three months! After a summer a little fast, a little tiring but still filled, I’m back to the keyboard. And that’s good, I recently finished several books and so I have plenty of things to show you here!
But before that, a little return on the festivals of this Summer 2017:
# 01 – The Lot and the Wool, 4th edition
It was once again a success! Beautiful exhibitors, reunions between girlfriends knitters, woolly discoveries … all in the beautiful landscapes of the Lot. A perfect weekend ♥
My three favorites of the festival:
Like his creator certainly, I find that there is a real personality in the range of colors of the proposed threads. I liked its strong colors and contrasts.
After the euphoria of the moment and after singing Johnny at the top of my lungs (no how … some will know what I’m talking about), I finally managed to make a choice. I took three skeins of merino wool from France dyed blue-night and dotted with small white touches. A well-named color “Hold the night” (this certainly explains the situation mentioned above). I am delighted with my acquisition and sample made, I see myself well in knitting a small Vitamin D vest star.
A little poetic and natural break on the Color of the Moon booth. I am always impressed by the color palette that can be achieved with vegetable dye. As a bonus here, the threads used come from farms that respect their animals and it is marked! The traceability of knitting yarns is often difficult, unless you go to a breeder for direct sales, it is not always easy to go back to the origin of the yarns and even up to the conditions of breeding . Beautiful sons to the heart of their fiber!
I fell for a lot of little skeins that I think I knit in colorful inserts in a large shawl on an undyed base. I have my model in mind, is more than finding the perfect base to accompany these little wonders.
I broke the suspense from the outset, I stopped there for the expenses! But I fell completely in love with the sons of the Wandering Pelota. Incredible fibers (wool, silk, cashmere … among others) and very nuanced dyes. If I had a budget and a specific project idea, I would have necessarily embarked some skeins of a mixture of silk and baby camel in the color so aptly named “Cosmetic Bisounours”, a marvel! (here, it is here , out of stock to make me a reason). I am content for the moment to follow the site and social networks with one eye while waiting for a good time and the right project.
So much for this year, there were of course a number of other fabulous booths, some of which are regulars that we always enjoy revisiting each edition. There, immediately, I think back to Anisbee, wool (Vi) wool, Instant Louise, Renaissance Dyeing … Again thank you to the team of Lot and Wool and all the exhibitors for this beautiful event!