Gearing up for Autumn Fibre Festival and…

Greetings from Easton, Maryland, USA — after a fantastic time at the Garden State Sheep Breeders Show (NJ) and a trip back to Maryland, I’m gearing back up for the next wild fibre adventure:

The Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival — I’ll be there with BitsyKnits, sharing the knitting, spinning, crocheting, and all things fibre madness. The weather is supposed to be superb, and due to it’s more southern locale, the autumn colour will still be fabulous. If you didn’t get a chance to come by at Garden State, we’ll be waiting to talk yarn, fibre, and just about anything else, when you stop by!

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What’s up for the fest:
A new shipment of Nepalese lace wool is on the way, along with some fresh and outrageous colours of recycled sari silks. Again, SIOz sari silk is the best around — more thinly spun and less sheddy than most and great for knitting a crocheting. Don’t get me wrong — I love the chunky/bumpy stuff, but prefer to knit with the thinner variety. And I’ll have a re-stock of the unreal, blacker than black, sari silk. I’ve never seen anything darker. Pure evil and ready for HALLOWEEN!

Yes, that’s right — it’s Halloween season in the USA and I’ve been indulging my love for anything black and orange. Uh-huh. This includes my love for pumpkins. And to celebrate, SWTC has released my latest sock pattern creation! (Soctober’s Harvest Tofutsies Sock Club Sock) Thank you to SWTC and the fibre fanatics there for saying YAY to the pumpkin cable sock. I’m really proud of that stitch.

If you want to make some gorgeous pumpkiny goodness socks, please email me at:

strandedinoz AT gmail DOT com and we’ll arrange for you to get your new SWTC Tofutsies Sock Club kit.

Thanks as always, to my partner Richard, Kaviare, and Vellan for minding the Port Adelaide Market for me while I wind my way around the US of A!

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