The sequins strung on the silk are hard to see in this picture, but they are there. The black on black has a nice understated elegance to it. I'm not sure what this will become, but a friend has designed a pattern she thinks might work - we're going to discuss it at our next Guild meeting. This stuff isn't cheap, but it did meet the requirement of not easy to find, so I'm happy with that. (Although I bought it from a yarn store that is really not far from where I live, so it's not like I couldn't get it easily...) But, it is beautiful, and I love it.
The lace knitter in me surfaced at the Yarns Plus booth. I get their newsletter, and I am always looking at their Tencel yarns. I've used a merino/tencel blend, but never tencel on it's own. I wasn't sure of the feel of it, so when we saw the cones of it there, I had to manhandle it to see. Well. Lovely stuff. I bought one cone of laceweight (3300+ yards!) for $12.50! I'm looking at 2 large and probably a small shawl from this one cone! This hit the requirements of not easy to find, as well as ridiculously well priced! I'm sure it will knit up beautifully, and I adore the silver grey colour. I will have to remember to use bamboo needles on this stuff - it's slicker than the greens at Augusta. (and the golfer in me shows her face...)
And finally, I did take a bit of a stumble at two of the bead booths - I bought some patterns, rayon thread and some beads at Brenda Franklin, and well as some hanks of beads (gunmetal, bronze and gold 3-cuts) at BeadF-X. I don't have pictures of them, but they did re-spark my interest in the bead knitting, and since I already has these ones strung, ready and waiting, I started another choker:
Since finished last night. There were even enough beads strung to make the matching earrings, which took me no time at all. I think it was about 3 dancers worth on Dancing with the Stars last night to do the earrings - pictures soon.
The colours are a little brighter than shows here, and although they are multicoloured, as a whole it reads as a silvery based sparkly colour. I like it.