It was held in the oddest looking modern building, but parking was free.
I was mostly wanting to find a few nice pieces of yarn. I typically like to knit baby clothes because they don't take much yarn and I can finish a project in a few weeks. Plus they're cute. I seem to have an endless supply of recipients.
I learned that the most popular thing right now is lace weight yarn for making lacy scarves and shawls. I wasn't every interested in these stalls. The other popular things were spinning and weaving. Both things I don't know anything about. Yet. I am hoping to learn though. I did manage to find a few nice yarns for future projects.
|Irving Convention Center|
|This annual yarn expo is the nearest one for me to attend.|
|There was a donation bin for handmade baby hats for local hospitals.|
|Donated baby hats.|
|The hall was clean and bright, with mostly women attendees.|
|There were about 50 vendors.|
|One vendor had natural wool fleece on display.|
|Naturally black wool|
|More natural wool fleece|
|Natural wool fleece has a surprisingly oily feel caused by lanolin.|
|A hand cranked spinner|
|A spool of spun natural wool|
|A floor loom|
|Hand dyed yarn|
|Very true especially here since most yarn was expensive.|
|One purchase was hand lotion - from buffalo tallow.|
|My new stash - one alpaca, two merino wool.|
|Some of my recent knitting projects: baby socks and bonnet from sock yarn|
|Another recent project was a baby cardigan. The lavender color is distorted.|
|This is a closeup of the cardigan that shows the true color.|