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31 October 2008 2,359 views 11 Comments

You can't go to a sheep and wool festival without buying anything. Well, I suppose you can, but sometimes it's more fun to come home with a souvenir or seven. I went through a lot of the booths at Rhinebeck, but as the particularly rare breed of the non-stashing knitter that I am, I didn't get tempted by much.

brooks farm acero


brooks farm acero

I'm ALWAYS tempted by Brooks Farm and I indulged myself for the first time in two years since seeing them at Kid n Ewe in Texas. I've since knit up all the yarn I got then as Wicked, The Totally Not Noro Noro scarf, Backyard Leaves and the Shetland Triangle.

brooks farm mas acero

I haven't got plans for all these yarns yet, but I'm thinking a scarf or two, a wrap, and after seeing Maya's version in person maybe a grown-ass woman sweater for myself. So basically all the same base projects, just different versions. Am I predictable or what?

brooks farm solo silk


  • Chrissy said:

    Knitting the February Lady Sweater is a great idea! I just finished one and I love it. It’s a fast knit taking me just over a week to finish. Happy knitting!

  • adele said:

    ooh, that looks like lovely yarn, especially the top 3. That pink is so, so nice!
    I’ll have to check this yarn out. Thanks for the heads up.

  • emma said:

    Hey! I thought I was the only knitter who had almost no stash (I don’t think four skeins counts as a stash). Good to know there are others of us out there! And in the Boston area too!

  • AmyDe said:

    I am a recent convert to the non-stashing knitters club – I gave it all away and only have about 6 projects worth (and 4 of those are socks). I don’t think predictable is a bad thing – I think predictable is also reliable. GORGEOUS colors btw.

  • gleek said:

    maya’s FLS is totally what inspired me to start my own!

  • janna said:

    I bought some Brooks Farm Mas Acero at Stitches Midwest, for a February Lady Sweater. I can’t resist Brooks Farm…

  • Heather said:

    You know what you like and you have a system. So much better sounding that predictable!

  • maya said:

    oooh–that’s a lot of mas acero! I wish I had bought more myself at rhinebeck. oh well… happy to hear my my sweater inspired you. :)

  • kelp! said:

    I love that Brooks Farm is what broke you! Might as well hoard what you love, right?
    The blue one on the bottom is my favorite. Mmmm, need… more… Brooks… Farm!

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  • nova said:

    I just stayed away from Brooks Farm this year. I knew I would just buy the yarn because it’s pretty and it would stay in the stash with no particular use in mind. I love all the ones you got though. Gorgeous. Oh, I think I need to pay you some money…

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