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Visiting the USA

Taos Wool Festival

Visiting the USA has been a wonderful and exciting time this year, ending with a Wool Fiesta at Taos where many grows of yarn accumulated to sell their fare.  People bustled everywhere in a large frenzie of buying magical yarn that dripped from every crevise in colourful display.

Mohair, Angora, Bison, Llama, Merino – what a feast of delight for the avid knitter.  It was hard to decide which was the best to pluck from the tree of pleasure every stall had to offer.

Then for the non knitters there were wonderful garments already made to tempt the unguarded.  One that comes to mind was the Shawls made by Russian women that were so fine that the word candy floss came to mind.  All hand knitted in yarn that would have taken hours of work in the most beautiful lace patterns that made you just want to touch.  Truely magnificent masterpieces each one.  I found 2 batches of yarn here, both merino and lace in lace weight to add to my stash and stowed carefull in my paper bag, I hurried out to sit and run my hand over and over it, designs rushing through my head with the feel of it.

I look forward to going to next years feast.

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