Let’s see how far I get

Trying to blog, answer e-mail or basically do anything lately has been a nightmare lately, thanks to two constantly overtired boys who both refuse bedtime and are taking about two hours to go to sleep every evening (I still curse daylight savings for this). This means my evening blogging/knitting/spinning/sewing time is cut drastically. So rather than do one big Estes post, we’ll just see how much I get done before the Skeptic gets off the phone for our movie night or one of the boys wakes up again.

Before I get to the fiber and yarn, I need to send out a very belated and wonderful thank you to my swap partner for the Spring into Summer Dishcloth swap, Erica. She has even better pictures on her blog, so be sure to pay her a visit. Everything was wonderful; I was especially excited about the beautiful stitch markers and the flower cloth. I’ve knit a few before but never for myself and I’ve always wanted one.

Dishcloth swap

Pretty, huh?
So on to Wool Market at Estes…

I’m going to start with the yarn since it’s all on one picture. The yarn selection was great and it was fun to get a chance to see some new stuff. It was a little overwhelming and I pretty much wandered around for three hours trying to figure out what to buy. I controlled myself pretty well with the yarn:

Yarn goodies

From left to right starting on top:

1. Textiles A Mano Shanghai 50/50 silk wool blend. My favorite.

2. I am so bummed I can’t find the receipt for this. It is angora and nylon and it is dyed by a woman who based all her colorways on her husbands Wyoming photograpy. Her stuff was beautiful and I was hoping to order more someday. Anyone know who she is? The tag just has a picture of the photograph it is based on with the yarn info.

3. Brooks Farm Solana, 100% wool. Their booth was overwhelming and I spent so much time there, couldn’t handle it and grabbed this. I love it but wish I had more as they had a Clapotis in it that was so snuggle and squishy. I might have to e-mail them to see if they have any left. Their yarns are amazing and I wish I has gotten a few more skeins of their stuff.

4. Plain and Fancy Sheep and Wool Company, two skeins sportweight. Noticing a weird new color trend for me here? No web site for these guys.

5. The springiest, sproingiest (is that a word? It has to be for this yarn) fingering weight ever. 100% Cormo by Elsa Sheep and Wool Company. I need more of this.

6. Lastly, this was not at the Market but at The Stitchin’ Den in Estes Park.  It’s Lonesome Stone Yarn, 100% merino superwash in Fruit Salad.

And with that, I’ll call it a night.



Filed under kids, stash, travels

14 responses to “Let’s see how far I get

  1. You made it through the post! Yay! Every once in a while the universe lets busy moms get a minute or two to do something they want to do.

    The yarn is lovely as is your dishcloth package!

  2. Very nice yarn purchases!

  3. missscarlett

    Oh that cursed daylight savings strikes again!

    At least you can find solace in your stunning yarn purchases – yum.

  4. Lovely stuff. You did pretty well just to come back with that. It’ll keep you busy, though!

  5. Nice haul from Estes!

  6. What gorgeous yarns — I cannot pick a favorite, although the Brooks Farm and the Plain and Fancy colorways tug at my heart.

  7. The yarn is beautiful. Glad you got a few minutes to post it.

    My kids end up going to sleep later in the summer, it isn’t really their fault though. We just seem to try to do more activities in the evening in the summer. That seems to be the trade off between Tim and I. In the winter the kids go to bed earlier and he doesn’t get to spend as much time with them.

  8. My kids go to sleep late too in the summer, but the good news is that they sleep in. I love the flower dishcloths. You got a great haul.

  9. Mmmm… cormo… Brooks Farm does have a note on their website about contacting them to see if they have dyelots from festivals – you should do it!!

    I stopped at the Stitchin’ Den, too – didn’t get anything. I think I was kinda overwhelmed from the festival!

    Sending sleepy boy thoughts your way…

  10. Oh, poor thing. I remember those frustrating days and nights. They seem to go on forever, make you want to hang your head and let a few little tears go? Then, you just keep going, always, just ‘cuz if you don’t, who will, right? ANYWAY. In the chunk of our kids lives, those periods really are short. Promise. It’ll get better. In the meantime – YOU GOT YARN!! Yay!

  11. Beautiful yarns. I especially like the one based on the photography.

  12. Yum! I hope you figure out the angora vendor – it’s so pretty.

    I hope the boys start going to bed more easily soon! We’ve been having bedtime issues, too. Blech.

  13. Erica

    Hey, glad you liked the stuff I sent! It’s been so long since I checked my blog or anyone else’s that I’m just now getting back here. Hoping you are well,

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