If you live in the South East, and you're a knitter, chances are that you've heard of the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) that takes place here in Asheville every year. It's a fiber lovers paradise - an entire arena filled with fiber of all kinds, gorgeous hand dyed and hand spun yarn, and probably the best part - barns and stalls full of animals.

Seriously. So adorable.

I'm always really frugal at SAFF, because I know how easy it can be to spend a lot of money really quickly, so I usually stick to a skein or two of something pretty. This year, I decided to splurge a bit and buy a sweater's worth of something a bit nicer, that I couldn't find at any of the yarn stores in town. I settled on Miss Babs Heartland worsted, and I'm so excited to knit with it! I got enough to make a colorwork yolked sweater, probably Sundottir.

It's so squishy and soft, and I love that purple - I'm behaving myself for the moment, and not touching it, but it's beckoning to me. My plan is to start the sweater in January, hopefully as another KAL with my pal Jesse!

In other news, I'm hoping to have a finished project to show you this weekend - it's been a while since I've posted one of those!


  1. www.tresbienensemble.com11/13/14, 2:57 PM

    I just love those little faces! The yarn looks beautiful. It's really hard to maintain control when surrounded by massive quantities of yarn. I'm impressed by your control!

  2. Corinne Roffler11/13/14, 5:05 PM

    Beautiful colour! I wished there were a market or something similar around here. We don't really have any yarn shops that sell interesting yarn, so I order most of it online. That's ok but it would be nice to see it and touch it. Have fun with your Sundottir, I think it's such a beautiful pattern!

  3. Thank you - I'm so excited to start! Hopefully I'll be able to hold off until January so I can finish up a few other things. I wish you had something similar, too - I know what you mean about ordering online. It's fine if you don't really have another choice, but you often don't get to see the true color, and touching it is half the fun!

  4. Haha! Every time I was tempted by something I just closed my eyes and imagined my stash, and the guilt took over :)

  5. Woollen Wilderness11/14/14, 2:28 PM

    That yarn combined with that sweater pattern is going to be so beautiful. I'm admiring your self control for not casting on immediately.