Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sock Summit: day 4, marketplace (a sampling)

During windows of time where I got away from my own booth, I wandered a bit and took some pictures. There were over 150 vendors, and I am a little sad I didn't get to stop by each and every one of them. There was the most wonderful mix of small handdyers, spinners, big, and even bigger companies (can you say Blue Moon Fiberarts and WEBS?)

Here is a very small sampling:

Sliver Moon Farm* yarn in the Carolina Homespun booth.

*I'll be in the Sliver Moon Farm booth at the New York State Sheep and Woolfest in Rhinebeck again this year. If you're attending, we would love to see you there!!

This is Cheryl at New Hue Handspuns. You betcha I bought some roving from her. Wait for the loot post...

Natually dyed yarn, sample socks, and roving I just wanted to lie down in at Tactile Fiber Arts:

Yep, some of this went home with me too. It's going to some awesome spinning friends that helped me a lot to get ready for Sock Summit.

The gallery of handknits that walked by my booth all the day long was stunning. Shawls, socks, stockings, berets, fingerless gloves, dresses and coats: this one was still a WIP; she said it will have sleeves.
What. Fun.

Yep, bought a skein here, too. :)


  1. Wow. Ooh aah. And that dress! She can stop right there and be fine, that's a real showstopper already. Wow.

  2. Brilliant dress - and I have legwarmers just like hers - knitted in the same colour of Noro sock yarn!

  3. Karin,
    I love your pics Thanks for sharing. I am enjoying your trip to the sock summit It's the next best thing to being there.

    I am so tickled that you are so in awe of all the teachers there because I have always been in awe of you! I am a member of KnitTalk and don't post often but do read the posts. Mostly I post when I am in need of help for a project. Whenever I have asked for help you have always replyed with knowledgable assistance and this is the reason for my awe. You are a kind and sharing person and I appreciate you. I am so glad you had a great time. . .and that you were kind enough to share. Safe trip home.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  4. Wow! It must have felt like being a kid in a candy shop! All those pretty fibers and colors! Keep the news coming. It makes me feel like I attended too.

  5. It was so nice to have a chance to meet you. Every day at the marketplace was a busy blur, and now that I have time to sit back a bit I realize that there were so many things that I did not have time for, one of them being more time to chat with you. Thanks for making the time to stop by my booth. BTW, my hubby loves the picture you took of me in the booth. I've lost 60 pounds over the past 2 years and that is one of the first pictures I've seen of me in a long time...he said I was look'n pretty cute for an old lady :)

  6. I LOVE Redfish! They were at Stitches West for the first time this year, what briliant colors they have. Carolina Homespun is quite a kick. A friend took me to her garage one time, it's fiber heaven.


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