I bought the selfstriping Harry Potter sock yarns from Wolop:
pic by Wolop
I did an online test and I would’ve been a Ravenclaw so this one’s mine now:
The yarn has a miniskein option so you can make the cuff, heel and toe in a solid colour:
pics by Wolop, who is a Hufflepuf.
The other thing I bought are these rolls for spinning from Schaap & Draak:
Nearly a 100 grams of Merino with Bombyx silk. An impuls buy. Because just that morning I was at the farmers’ market to get some eggs and a stranger complimented my shawl:
pic by FiberRachel.
Pattern “Follow Your Arrow 2”, designed by Ysolda Teague, knit by FiberRachel and worn by me whenever I feel berry happy.
Turns out raspberry pink is the stranger’s favourite colour. He grows them and makes all kinds of delicious things with it: he runs Raspberry Maxx, an organic farm just south of Eindhoven.
He has weekly booths at organic farmers’ markets in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Den Bosch.
pic by biojournaal
We had a lovely talk. He spoke of growing and selling raspberries, I spoke of spinning and knitting fleece from organic farmers. I plan to visit their orchyard in the Summer, they have all kinds of festivities and lunch and high tea there.
I then bought some raspberry cheesecake and raspberry blondies from him. (I didn’t know what blondies were but a wonderful knitter at my catlady knitters’ party brought some and educated me: they are like brownies but without the chocolate.)
This morning I had raspberry cheesecake and merino-silk rolls for breakfast:
Two rolls missing: already on the wheel.
The Knit & Knot fair is today and tomorrow. They like raspberry too.