I wanted to share the few items I purchased from other vendors. I was so tempted to bring home a fiber goat or two. I even had Grumpy looking at them. We even asked the farms how their goats would interact with our dairy goats. A girl can dream her goat dream. Maybe one day I will have a couple adorable Pygora or the stunning locks of an Angora on my farm. Sigh
To help placate my desire for Angora, I bought a few ounces of a Mohair/Corridale blend roving. I loved the samples they had knit up. I've never spun this blend before.
I also have two new skeins of Merino/Tencel 50/50 blend that I stared at all weekend. Stalling next to vendors with beautiful goods always spells trouble for the purse.
|Orafice Hook for Spinning Wheel |
made with a deer antler.
Now, being home means that my sanity must be held in check ;-) I have been using my Saori weaving techniques on my Rigid Heddle Loom to create a new project. I had warped this project prior to festival but was stuck on the techniques. Now that I've taken my Saori class, I am weaving each morning on this cowl.
I've also made some lunch time knitting progress on my Ghostie Socks. I only knit these at lunch or at meetings so they might not be ready until October.
|I'm knitting an afterthought heel. My finger is pointing at where the heel will go.|
Finally, no day is complete without spinning yarn. These three bobbins were started at the Michigan Fiber Festival and I finished the last of the blend when I got home. All fiber I dyed. Polworth/Silk and Alpaca and Silk. I will ply them this weekend.
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