Florida Yarn (& Fabric) Crawl, 2014 Edition
Posted August 1, 2014on:
Hallo peeps! I am back from the wilderness and also from a much needed vacation in Florida. Yes, you’ve guessed it, there has been much stash enhancement, with a sprinkling of new yarn store discoveries too. Oh, and I might have also enabled my new sewing obsession just a *little* bit… Hold on to your seats, here comes some yarn/fabric pr0n!
Let’s start with my first love, knitting. This first batch comes from KnitPicks. I also bought a ton of yarn from here for some of the gals in my knitting group, but I haven’t put this up here. I think there’s enough!
I honestly don’t know how this yarn got in my basket. it’s Shine Sport in Blush, the same yarn I used to make the A Good Stripe Dress for Alice years ago. All I can imagine is that it was in my wish list from ages ago & somehow made its way into the basket. Now I have to find something to knit with it!
Mmm, shiny sock yarn. This is Stroll Glimmer. It’s a gorgeous turquoise-y shade. And sparkles!
This is Stroll Fingering handpainted in the colourway Lullaby. I’ve bought this as a present for one of my knitting group ladies who has been very good to me recently. She has brought Dad up to visit Mam on two Sundays for me when I couldn’t. It’s the least I could do to say thank you to buy her some nice yarn.
I’m not really sure why I bought this, but it is nice. It’s Gloss Lace. I got two skeins, so plenty for a nice shawl.
This next lot of yarn came from a new yarn store I discovered in Odessa, Florida called Fiber Art, Inc. I’ve pics of the store later on in the post. This gorgeous yarn is Berroco Boboli lace. I also bought a pattern book to go with the yarn, some lovely patterns in there.
Another one of my favourite yarns, Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. Scrummy.
This one really leapt off the shelf at me, mostly I think because of the colours. I’m a sucker for turquoise. It’s Berroco Maya, three dark turquoise, one light.
My final yarn store was my ever beloved Sip & Knit in Maitland. Doni and the gang moved to a new store location recently, and it was great to see her lovely new store and squish all her fab yarns! This one is Cascade Avalon. I love Cascade yarn.
This picture isn’t great, this yarn is a *gorgeous* peachy shade. It’s Holiday Yarns FlockSock sock yarn:
The minute I saw this yarn label I thought of Breaking Bad. It’s CoBaSi from HiKoo The Co is cotton, Ba is bamboo and Si is silk. Mmm!
This yarn is deliciously soft and silky. It’s Berroco Folio:
Another of my favourite yarns, Cascade Heritage Silk Paints. Lovely foresty colours.
Doni gave me this fab tote bag for being such a good customer. It’s for loyalty club members, but I snuck one home with me 🙂 Isn’t it lovely? I love the pocket in the front for patterns!
So that’s the yarn roundup done. Now onto the fabric! Yippee!
This is a selection of lengths of fabric that’s meant to be used for a quilt/blanket, but I’m going to use them for a charm roll bag. They’re in gorgeous gold/brown/orangey shades. Yum. I got this in Fiber Arts, Inc too.
Just across the road from Sip & Knit there was the most *enourmous* fabric store! Bonus! It was absolutely HUGE. I could’ve spent hours in there! I managed to restrain myself and just bought a few notions and this most adorable fabric. SHEEP!
I practically skipped into Jo-ann’s this year and I think I spent 3 hours in there before hubby & Alice dragged me out! (I did end up going back later in the holiday and spent another hour or so in there). It was fabric HEAVEN. And bargain-tastic! This first fabric is for a music bag for Alice:
This colour was hard to photograph, it’s a purply blue. I got enough to make a dress for me:
This one is for a dress for Alice. I previously tweeted about a pattern & fabric I’d bought in Belfast earlier this year to make a dress for Alice, but when I got home there wasn’t enough fabric. To say I was disgusted is an understatement. So, this fabric is to make up for that. Alice picked it herself. It’s very light, so I got some dark purple lining to go underneath. I hope it turns out ok!
This fabric ROCKS. I bought it to make an apron for hubby.
SEWING FABRIC! I bought this to make a sewing machine cover:
Then I found the extra bargain corner where there were loads of fat quarters for $1.49!
Hallowe’en ones! Now I need to figure out what to do with them!
Then I went a bit berserk in the pattern section. How could I not? I got almost all of these patterns for $1.99. yes, $1.99! These are about €18 here! Brilliant Ted!
A dress for me:
Another dress for me:
Umm another dress for me:
A dress, but not for me! yay! It’s for Alice:
Lots of outfit options in this one for me:
An apron pattern for hubby’s fabric:
This portion of the pattern segment is brought to you by bags. I am a bag ho. I’m not denying it. First set of bags:
This one is phone and tablet bags. Woot!
Messenger bags and backpacks:
Tote bags that are perfect for knitting project bags:
Finally, I saw this cross stitch kit and just couldn’t resist. Look! Sewing notions! Too cute. This will hang on the wall of my craft room. Now all I need to do is learn how to cross stitch! oops!
As promised, here’s some pics of my latest yarn store discovery. Fiber Art, Inc aka Fiber Art Fine Yarns in Odessa, Florida.
It’s a really lovely store with very friendly and welcoming staff. I actually arrived 5 minutes before closing time and they very happily kept the store open for me until I was finished. They chatted away the whole time about their gorgeous yarns, it was a great visit!
Look at the colours. I could have petted this all day.
This was the back of the store, where there were loads of cubbyholes and racks of scrummy yarn:
The front of the store was so welcoming, with lovely comfy chairs and samples to sit amongst while you knit away. I could see myself settling in there for a while!
They also had a small selection of fabric and roving. It really was a lovely store, I shall definitely visit again and spend more time there.
Wow! What a mammoth blog post! My fingers are killing me! Hope you enjoyed my yarn/fabric pr0n! I did do some knitting while on vacation, more on that next post.
Good knitting (& sewing)!