My hubby and I decided to take a road trip yesterday and headed up north to Prescott . It was a perfect fall day for our drive and we were able to enjoy beautiful blue skies along with a slight crisp feeling in the air, which makes me think that fall weather is soon to arrive.
We had no certain plans in mind upon arriving in town but I did want to stop in at A Good Yarn and Studio Three to see what fiber that might have for spinning. My wonderful patient hubby stopped in at each store for me and waited patiently out in the car while I went in to each shop and then smiled when I came out bearing packages.
So, from A Good Yarn, I came away with lovely Alpaca fiber for spinning from a local farm outside of Prescott, Diamond Valley Farm. I purchased two bags, one measuring 4 oz in a warm hand-dyed pumpkin color and a bag containing 2 oz of soft color called Champagne and a warm brown called Chocolate. Both are so soft and you can tell I’m quite ready for fall in the colors of the fiber!
From Studio Three, I treated myself to 8 0z of Ashland Bay Merino and Cashmere (80% merino/20% cashmere) in a soft white. This is such a luxurious feeling fiber blend that I hope to achieve enough in 2-ply for a vest – fingers crossed. I also purchased 8 oz of Alpaca with a Twist Handspinners Dream in Bark and 4 oz of Camel. Now I’ve never in my life spun Camel, so this might be an adventure all by itself.
After my shopping spree, we decided it was time to head to the downtown area for a bit of antiqueing and of course lunch at our favorite restaurant, The Raven Cafe. We couldn’t believe how heavy the traffic was but we soon found out it was quite a busy place due to a 6th Annual Historic All Corvette Car Show that was located downtown at the court-house. You should have seen them, what beauties!
After lunch we headed off to antique and I have to share that I picked up a vintage set of Clemes and Clemes hand carders from $15.00 !!! They need to be cleaned up, but I can’t wait to use them
Our road trip was also productive knitting time and I’m happy to report that I finally finished sock #1 of my Calla Lilly Tweeds that I started back in July. I’m such bad sock knitter but I can tell you I will finish this pair of socks by the end of October if not before!
I hope that everyone has had a wonderful weekend so far. Is there a fall feeling in the air where you live?