SAFF 2009

This past weekend, I went to Asheville, NC for SAFF 2009.  This year, the drive was a bit longer coming from Atlanta instead of Knoxville.  I met one of my friends who live in South Carolina in Greenville (SC), and we drive the rest of the way up to Asheville together.

This year, neither of us were that excited about yarn.  I don’t knit that much anymore (as is probably evident by the lack of FOs on this blog), so I feel like I already have enough yarn to last me at least 10 years.  I was mostly looking for roving, since I just don’t have that much (OK… I have 5 lbs… which is probably a few year’s worth of spinning at my speed, but I digress).   For some reason, I just felt like there wasn’t a whole lot of interesting stuff there this year.  I came home with 2 things:

6 oz of BFL from River’s Edge Weaving Studio.  Beautifully dyed, plus I absolutely adore spinning my last BFL.

8 oz of natural brown alpaca from Little Barn.  Do you see the price tag?  Seriously, how could I not buy it at this price.  It’s nice and soft too, just like alpaca should be.

After SAFF, my friend and I went to a Laughing Seed, a vegetarian restaurant in downtown Asheville.  The food was seriously delicious.  I ordered the Tempecado sandwich, and my friend ordered the Dragon Plate.  I was going to take pictures, but alas, the food looked and tasted so good that it was devoured before I had a chance.  If you’re ever in the area, don’t miss this place!


November 2, 2009. Knitting.

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