Tuesdays with Dory: Yarn Acquisition


Dear Dory,

I'd like to hear about some of the indie dyers out there. Seen anything interesting in Kristen's yarn stash?


Stashing in Saratoga

Dear Stashing,

Whenever Kristen goes to fiber festivals, she likes to bring home yarns from small dyers that are hard to find at a local yarn store, or sometimes even online. Here's her haul from last weekend's Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival:


She got some great stuff from Wandering Wool, Lizard Toes, and Shalimar Yarns. Wandering Wool is based in DC, Lizard Toes in West Virginia and Shalimar Yarns in Maryland, so all are local to the area.

A few other indie dyers' goodies almost made it into Kristen's shopping bag, but she decided to cut and run before she spent any more money--those included Beezigns Dyeworks, Wild Hare Fiber Studios, and Fairy Tale Knits.

And recently Kristen's first club yarn arrived from Forbidden Woolery--and it's gorgeous!


With all this new yarn coming in, it's getting pretty cramped in Kristen's studio--there's hardly room for me to lay on the floor and sunbathe. So please, go check out her for sale yarns on Ravelry and get them out of MY space.

Have a purrrrrfect day!