Madrona Fiber Arts Festival is really the only fiber festival in my backyard. On Saturday two of my girlfriends and I got together and went shopping. Some year we're going to sign up, take classes and stay there!
I knit 27 pairs of socks last year and did not replenish all that yarn. I did a fair job restocking the stash on Saturday. I got 3 hanks of Socks that Rock - 2 lightweight and 1 medium weight to make a pair of socks for JB. Some Koigu - which I love and is getting hard to find around here. And 3 other hanks of hand dyed yarns from indys that I had never heard of. That's enough for 7 pairs of socks.
My new plan - buy good yarn now when I can afford it but don't have tons of time to knit it up. But I'll have to good stuff to use when I finally retire someday and have the time, but not the money to afford it. Let's just hope my eyesight holds out and I can still knit socks at the gauge I love.