And it's MINE! Yay!
This yarn comes from "Plum Crazy Ranch", and I bought it within 30 minutes of arriving at OFFF on Saturday morning. The creator said she'd had it hanging up for a year and a half — which at first I thought meant, no one had bought it for a year and a half, which I could not believe — and then she continued, "but I decided I could finally part with it."
Of course, it has MOHAIR. Pink MOHAIR.
Pink MOHAIR LOCKS!
And if that was not enough, yes, those are feathers.
And not just feathers — pink polka-dotted feathers. ZOMG!!
I was told by some fellow OFFF'ers that they are quail feathers. I had no idea there are pink polka-dotted quail, but who cares? I just lurves it.
It makes me happy just to look at it, and I spent a good part of the past couple of days making other people look at it too. (I just want everyone to be happy.) Several of those people have asked, "What are you going to do with it?" I have no idea. Who cares? I just lurrrrrrrves it.
If this yarn isn't sassy (with a capital "sassy"), then I just don't know what is.
I did find a couple of other yummy things, though none with feathers. One was this "bargain bag" handspun (because this was the only skein left). There's roughly 200 yards on the skein, and no, I don't know what I'm going to do with it, either. I just thought the colors were really warm and beautiful. And this one was a bit of an oddball, actually, because just about everything else I picked up that day was red-violet. For some reason, that was what was really attracting me on Saturday. (Even before I found the feathers.)
The final purchase of the day was 800 yards of organic wool in lovely pretty sunset colors, from Lollipop Cabin. IMHO it's a bit heavy gauge for socks. I'm thinking maybe some kind of vest or shrug, perhaps combined with something neutral to set off the lovely soft colors. Black would be too harsh, I think, but potentially a chocolate-y brown — there's kind of a brown in there, if you look reeeeeealy closely. Or perhaps an eggplant?
Another great day at my favorite fiber festival of the year. IMHO, OFFF is way better than Christmas!