dc area knitters are losing one of their finest fiber artists this week as karida collins of neighborhood fiber co. packs up her armada of kettles, dyes and yarn and sails west to columbus, ohio. it is an awesome opportunity for karida and a boon for fiberphiles in the buckeye state. for those not in the knit-know, neighborhood fiber co. has been serving up a series of super saturated yarns and rovings all inspired by the naturally occurring beauty in the district...not to mention providing patterns, kits and a monthly sock club.
before her own personal nina, pinta, and santa maria hoist their anchors and head out of town, this chickadee had a last minute opportunity to plunder an awesome stash of sheepy goodness. sometimes there is a silver lining...in this case, the lining is a mix of silk, merino, yak and alpaca.
thanks karida! have a safe trip, a smooth transition to a new town and lots of fun in your new neighborhood.
(dc locals, don't despair! her yarns will still be accessible through her etsy store, local shops and craft shows. and if you find yourself in the columbus area, check out her new home at wonderknit)