I stopped by Spring Fling today on my way to the mall in Atlanta. I was excited to stop by Gale’s Art Booth as well as the Knitty and Color booth (which was not included on the flyer). I think I learned that both would be at Spring Fling from Instagram of all places. I pulled into the Perimeter Marriott and found a parking space (there was an anime event at the hotel as well so the parking lot was already full before noon) and walked over to the tent where the Spring Fling event is being held.
I just gotta say, that tent is much smaller than it appears. Once inside, I could barely move – it was that crowded. I would say the event was a great success for the event planners. The owner of my local yarn store said that, last year, the First Spring Fling was very small and the turnout was somewhat disappointing. Hopefully, the event will grow into a larger space next year; especially since Stitches South will not be held in Atlanta this year (it has relocated to Nashville).
I made my way around to the Knitty and Color Booth, Sarah, the owner, pointed out her popular colorways. I wound up buying three of them!
From left to right, Frabjous Day in the Hardcore Sock Base (75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon, 463 yards/100 g), Ain’t It Fun! in the Hardcore Sock Base (75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon, 463 yards/100 g), and Daydreaming in the Glam Rock Sparkle Sock Base ( 75% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina, 438 yards/100g). I just love the intense, saturated colors of these yarns and can’t wait to start knitting with them!!! In case you can’t make it to Spring Fling this afternoon or tomorrow, you can find Sarah’s yarns at Knitty and Color on Etsy.
After leaving the Knitty and Color booth, I slowly made my way back to the front of the venue to the Gale’s Art Booth. While she had fabulous colorways available in fiber and DK weight yarn, there were no skeins of sock yarn in sight. And you know me, I love a pretty skein of sock yarn! The rest of the booths were mainly local yarn stores selling finished knitted goods and yarn kits and their usual stock of yarn. Spring Fling is a great place to go if you’d like to sample some of the local yarn stores all at once. I hope next year, the event planners can find some more indie dyers to participate (this event is competing with the DFW Fiber Fest this year) and hopefully get a larger venue.
Have you attended any Fiber Festivals this year? Do you have plans to attend one? Do you prefer the indie dyer booths or the LYS booths? Share HERE!!
Have a great weekend!