1. Something very precious and snugly, like yarn, that gives a person a feeling of comfort.
Yarn is without a doubt my woobie.
This weekend was nothing short of fantabulous as I spent it surrounded by hundreds of knitters and crocheters at the Vogue Knitting Live event held at the New York Hilton. Amongst the most beautiful fibers, colors and textures were vendors, world renowned authors and knitters, fashion shows, demos, classes and seminars, two of which I attended 'Turning your passion into a business' and 'Scandinavian Knitting'. Quite a number of magazines, on-line yarn stores and local yarn shops were also represented. A yarn crafter's dream.
|Funky Scarf That Buttons into a Sweater Thingy!|
The freebies were flowing as well. From dark chocolate and nail files found at the Vogueknitting booth, to free jumbo tote bags from Lionbrand. I must be sure to also mention the free advice, patterns, and knitting lessons that were made available. Smiles were everywhere, conversations were inspiring, and the garments were cutting edge as everyone sported their best hand knitted garments such as shawls, coats, sweaters, funky hats and handbags. Why didn't I think of that?! I didn't wear any of my hand knitted accessories. My focus was definitely all about acquiring new yarn!
|The newest addition to my stash|
Speaking of yarn, there were a couple of booths selling yarn at half its retail price. I was in the market for what is known as sock yarn, a yarn that is categorized as super fine, its weight being listed in category 1. It can be used for socks and shawls, the later of which I plan to use it for. The yarn I purchased came in infant sized jumbo hanks, and I couldn't resist rewinding some of them into several smaller manageable skeins (balls of yarn) as soon as I returned home.
I also had the opportunity to feel (and smell) unprocessed/untreated bison, which is quite soft, fluffy and about 12 percent warmer than sheep wool. I won't go into detail about what untreated buffalo wool smells like, but in a word, it's oooweewild, HA! The fabric that bison wool knits up is unbelievably warm and strong. The price of this wool is quite comparable to high quality cashmere, only softer, and unlike cashmere it can be washed and won't shrink in the dryer...you heard correctly. This is definitely the good stuff, and I plan to treat myself to a skein or two one day.