knitting · Ravelry

It was HOT!

That’s one way to describe our annual Ravelry Yarn and Falafel Fiber Fest at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv this past Friday. The temperatures here were crazy both Thursday and Friday, soaring  into the upper 90’s/low 100’s Fahrenheit. While it isn’t entirely abnormal to have temperature spikes at this time of year, it was a shame it coincided with our gathering.  There were lots of us who arrived earlier than planned just to stake out a spot in the shade (there was plenty) and thankfully many more folks turned up than anticipated despite the blazing heat.

In addition to the yarn vendors who tempted us, there was a free yarn corner where anyone could take what was donated by other knitters. I was happy to see that most of my free stuff stayed in our local S&B group and whatever was left quickly vanished. However, the destash sale didn’t go as well as I’d hoped and I came home with almost all my wayward skeins. Sock weight was the most popular yarn adopted and, except for one trade, none of the few books I brought found new homes. You’ll find them all on Ravelry and I’ll continue adding to those pages. (One thing I learned was not to join a monthly yarn club. Most of the destash sale were yarns people received that they didn’t like.)

Even being a reformed Yarnaholic, I couldn’t go home without buying something and 2 small hanks of Malabrigo Yarn Lace caught my eye and into my stash. Very smart to have the snacks table on the far side of the vendors. 🙂

Laurie of LimaPopShoppe generously donated a set of her fab Swarovski crystal stitch markers and it went to a very lucky knitter as a door prize. Here’s a few of mine on my  “A Shawl of Fire and Ice” that I started prior to the Fiber Fest so I’d have something to knit. Thankfully it was still small and I didn’t need to hold it on my lap!

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Many thanks to Ayala120 for the use of her photo from the event for this post’s featured image.

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