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I picked up some fantastic buttons from Small and Beautiful Beads, who is a distributor of Kazuri beads. These buttons are just screaming to be added to a sweater, don'tcha think?
|If you don't know about Kazuri, read all about it here. I will forever be a fan and a supporter.|
My husband loves wearing hand-knit socks, so I almost always have a pair on my needles for him. Seriously ... I think he has more hand-knit socks than I do. At this year's show, though, I bought him 2 pairs of socks with alpaca (which is warmer than wool), acrylic and nylon. He was teasing me about how much he deserves socks made of 100% alpaca. But 100% alpaca socks would not hold up to being worn in shoes and boots. However, one of the pairs I bought him has 80% alpaca, which is the highest alpaca content I could find. The other pair, shown above, is (only!) 50% alpaca. I hope he likes them, once it is cool enough to actually wear them. Maybe one day I will knit him a pair of 100% alpaca socks, just because I can. He's worth it, even if it won't be the most practical pair of socks in the world.
The kitties also got a pile of felted catnip balls. Some of which are already shredded to bits. No point in photographing those :-)
All in all, a successful trip this year. Now, let's see how much of this fiber I can spin up before next May. Some of what I spin up will be entered into the skein competition.