Ahoy, there!! Mountains in the distance:
It was a pitiful display of fall color, though:
We made a stop at Black Mountain Yarn Shop on the way:
That was followed by dinner at the Apollo Flame Bistro. If you like Greek or Italian food, you should give it a try! Dessert. Divided by four equals leftovers:
Hanging out at the hotel:
Happy to have finished their Hoodie Shawl Cardies before SAFF:
SAFF, DAY ONE...
Oh! A new feature at a favorite booth:
I don't know how I managed to avoid purchasing one of these Limited Edition project bags:
One of the most uniquely decorated booths was Whimzee Stitches. Great customer service, too!! Be sure to tell Rick that Joy sent you:
Thank you to Kay at Bede Sisters Podcast for the lovely door prize:
Oh! Here's the bag that I won from Whimzee Stitches. Funny thing was...
I bought the EXACT SAME BAG this morning.
Not to worry! The "new girl" on this trip REALLY wanted this bag and traded it for a yarn-y prize of DOUBLE the value:
SAFF, DAY TWO...
What a cute shirt you have on. Smile for the camera:
Here's that terrific prize that I told you about. It's a set of hand dyed yarn from The Fibre Studio:
Filling an order for alpaca socks at Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm:
Is that a sheep? Yes. Someone REALLY asked that question:
Cynthia Wood Spinner was in charge of the Ravelry meet-up at the first fiber festival I ever attended. She learned to spin that day and went on to create her own spindle... and many others:
She tried talking me through the process, but the booth filled up:
SAFF, DAY THREE...
This pretty pattern is in the running for sweater number two, if sweater number one turns out well:
If not that one, then maybe this one will be a contender:
Tracy was happy to sit and knit on her sock:
When she wasn't knitting on it, I was:
Find Your Fade, Shawl Buddies, 2017:
Goodbye, SAFF!! Hope to see you next year:
(A portion of) The Blue Ridge Parkway:
Wooly wonders await!!!