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I'm a middle aged mother of 2 grown children and wife to a man who doesn't seem to mind my almost heroin-like yarn addiction. I spend my time writing, knitting, and generally stressing out.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Craft Fair Season!

Hooray! It’s craft fair season! I don’t know if this is the first one, but the first one of the season for me was today. M, R, B, and I all went down to the Johnson County Fairgrounds for the Extension Club’s craft fair. It was only one building, but it did serve the purpose of scratching my craft fair itch.

Plus, I got this great yarn. It’s called Claddaugh, by Good For Ewe Yarn. Very soft Peruvian wool and llama blend, with some Donegal tweed flecks. Love the color, too--a brickish color (Couldn't find a name on the label). And a very reasonable price.

And—good news—it’s a local yarn, produced right here in Indianapolis. (Well, I suppose the lambs and llamas produce the wool. But it’s dyed here, at least.) I will definitely be buying more of this.

I also bought a set of these Christmas Bells. They’re absolutely lovely. And I love thread crochet, especially for Christmas ornaments.And you know my motto is that you can never have enough Christmas ornaments. (Not really. My motto is actually, “If it doesn’t hurt, they won’t learn anything.” But that really has nothing to do with Christmas ornaments.)

Thread crochet—and I mean the kind that’s done on those teeny tiny little crochet hooks with the hook so small you could probably run your finger over the end and not even notice the difference in the texture of the steel—is one of those things I’d really like to learn. But it’s also one of those things that make me swear loudly and imaginatively.

At any rate, it was a pretty good trip for the first craft fair of the season. There are two more I really want to go to this season. I hope they are as good.


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