Hello everyone! Fiber Festival in Allegan was so much fun – and there was some stash enhancement! And, I bought a drop spindle – I know, I was just going to look! Well, it looked like an interesting and wonderful way to drive myself nuts this weekend! So I purchased a nice spindle and some roving – this roving was specifically suggested for a beginner! I cannot remember what the green roving is – but the natural roving is from Blue Faced Leicester. I have been playing at this a bit this morning – and I am, of course, struggling with drafting. I have the spin and park down, but figuring out this drafting thing is not as easy as the gentleman made it look! So, I worked at this until my back was telling me I needed to do something different. I would have posted some photos of what I have spun, but my camera battery died, drats!
There was lots to see though – and Chris from Briar Rose was there. I went with 2 patterns that I was looking for some yarn for – her latest and greatest “Bee” designs. Well, of course, Chris had some amazing yarns that I think will work beautifully. I also saw Susan who is designing an amazing bit of lace out of Chris’ fiber that has been dyed a lovely shade of “cherry”. Look for the debut of this lacy goodness in Leland in October!
The upper photo is some lovely Briar Rose Fiber – Heritage. Which is 100% Wensleydale and the color is so incredible. This will knit up into Anne’s Bee Fields Shawl. In the bottom photo is some Sea Pearl – a blend of Merino and Tencel. This shimmery yarn will become the Honey Bee Stole. There’s a whole lot of knitting to be done!
The weekend was just wonderful – filled with fibery goodness. I saw sheep and more sheep – some Angora Rabbits – and looked for Alpaca, but I did not find any!! There was fiber everywhere – and more. It was a fun weekend!!