My stash does not need any enhancement and, in fact, it would probably take me years to completely knit down my stash but one can't go to a Sheep & Wool Fair and walk away without one or two (okay, three) skeins of yumminess, right?
I purposely brought cash with me and vowed to only spend what was in my pocket. I went through the three vendor barns three times each so to make sure I looked at every indie dyer/spinner carefully. There were many, many temptations from lofty angora to springy merino and, at first, my plan was to spread my wealth around and buy from more than one vendor. But in the end, I was most impressed by the yarns at Ball and Skein.
Not only was the booth beautifully arranged by weight types and colors but Judith had several sample knits on display that really helped me see how her yarns look in shawls and cardigans. I toyed with the idea of buying enough to make the Ravi KAL I'll be casting on later this month, but my heart is already set on using the yarn suggested in the pattern. Instead, I chose two Glissade skeins (wool/silk blend) in blue and purple tones and one skein of Sophia which is a blend of merino, cashmere, and nylon. I can't seem to stop casting on shawls and each of these skeins will be perfect for some of the shawl patterns that I've been adding to my Ravelry library. With all these shawls on my needles (and more to come), I joined the 12 Shawls in 2012 group on Ravelry to stay inspired and on track. I welcome cheerleading!