Saturday, March 1, 2008

more stitches!

after a beautiful morning rain the sun is shining and the chickens are happy to be scratching about. the boys are on a hike-i'm recovering from another broken toe-so i'm hanging at home for a bit of peace and quiet. i hope to finish the commissioned vest and get some banjo practice in.

i thought i'd show you a few more "STITCHES" scores. i loved the sweet grass wool booth! i asked them to bring some undyed targhee fiber for dying ands spinning. and they did!! they traveled from montana-the wool is raised in montana. i can hardly wait to get my dyes out! so i bought some fiber and i treated myself to this delightful sock yarn in my favorite color!!!!!
isn't that gorgeous!!! and the gals were so nice at the booth-i really focused on supporting the little folks at this show. i wanted to support small companies and get things i couldn't get just anywhere.

another booth i enjoyed was judy's novelty wool. she doesn't have a website. she's from centerville, utah. her logo is "fun fibers for hand spinners." fun indeed!!!!! she was so personable and will to share knowledge-i could have hung out with her all day-i've started to spin the bottom roving and it is turning out beautifully!!! it is corriedale and so easy to spin-and soft too.

one booth i'm soooooooo regretting not buying at was the tactile and a verb for keeping warm booth. these gals had awesome naturally dyed spinning fibers and yarns to dye for. in fact-i was so overwhelmed i couldn't decide what to buy-i meant to go back and time didn't allow it-damn!!!! very inspiring stuff for me indeed. i want to explore natural dyes more-i've dabbled in the past but ready to do more.

3 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

I am drooling over those fibers...
& those chicken capes & the ruff.. too funny.... Love it...

soxchik said...

I didn't even get to see your rovings. You must have bought them when I was at that cable class. Nice score Wooly!

Beryl said...

A Verb for Keeping Warm will be at CNCH in May (Sacramento). Birdsong has postcards for $2 off the entry charge to CNCH -- remind her to give you one.