I ran away this past weekend. Two of my fellow fiber fanatics and I drove across the state of Michigan to hug people and buy pottery and yarn.
Chris Roosien of Briar Rose Fiber had her first (we hope, annual) Yarn in the Barn celebration. A knitting celebration featuring Anne Hansen teaching and a few artists, fiber and otherwise selling things.
The three of us aren’t going to Rhinebeck this year, so this was our fiber fun for the the fall.
There was a barn, for real:
Barn for Yarn
We ran into Chris right away:
Dying genius, Chris Roosien
Some lucky knitter is going to make a throw out of that gorgeous yarn Chris is holding.
There was a special guest star all the way from Minnesota:
Yes, she has a bunch of new stuff for Rhinebeck, she didn’t sell it all here.
Briar Rose yarn brings the love.
My wee haul. That is a crappy iPhone photo, the colors that look pink are really fabby lipstick red and the bluish looking skein is really indigo and a purple just as rich and deep.
One skein of Glory Days and two skeins of Peaceful.
I bought yarn for two shawls and a skein just because the colors were so beautiful (the indio/purple one). One shawl is the fault of the Empress of the Enablers, Karen from Shall We Knit. She waltzes in from Ontario wearing a Bolting that she finished on the drive down and steam blocked in her roomÂ the night before (go knitters!). I fell down, hard. I bought the yarn in the barn, bought the pattern on my phone, wound the yarn in the car and swatched the whole way home.
As son as I got home, I cast on and started.
A red, red Bolting for me.
A perfect Fall outing!
Are you going to Rhinebeck or are you making your own fall fun?