My friend Margaret and I spent a recent beautiful fall morning hiking around the Main Street area in Hopkinton during the HopArts event. She had attended several times, but this was my first. Who knew how many talented artists and craftspeople were hiding behind doors I pass by so often? Fiber artists, painters, jewelry makers, potters, woodworkers...We hit several stops, and I enjoyed it so much I went solo the second day to check out artists on the other side of town.
Hobbity pottery studio
I'd always wanted to see inside the Octagon House, now home of the Carolina Fiction and Fiber Center.
Weaving on display
Gretchen from the quilters group was cleaning out her yarn stash and giving it away, lucky me. Lots of beautiful yarns but I think I showed great restraint in choosing just a few:
Hand-dyed fingering weight- future shawls
Oooh, grays...Tahki Cotton Twist and Beaverslide Merino
Bulky, stripey Berroco Jasper, for this quick knit
There is enough of the Cotton Twist, Beaverslide, and Jasper to make sweaters. Thank you Gretchen!
I checked online to see what patterns were available for Jasper, and found the pretty 'Julianna' in a pattern booklet that Little Knits was selling for 99 cents! They won't fill orders of under $5.00, so I also ordered one of Elsebeth Lavold's Viking Knits series for only $5.99. Wow!