Like I mentioned, the boys and I trekked down to Canby this Saturday for the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. It was awesome. But let’s get straight to the eye-candy.
Two skeins of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock- millends bought on the cheap. The one on the left is lightweight, right is mediumweight.
4 oz. Abundant Yarns and Dyeworks sock yarn, colorway Rocky Mountains. All plant dyes. This was a bit of an accident 2 ways. I was browsing the booth when the boys noticed they were also selling cookies. Having missed lunch they were very hungry and I decided to appease them with cookies and justify it with more wool. Don’t ask me how that works. The dyers said this colorway was also a bit of an accident- they’ve never made another one like it. All three ladies in the booth recognized and complimented me on Cobblestone, and that was very nice.
Lastly I got a beginning spinning kit- 2 drop spindles, 2 oz. wool top, and a book about spindle spinning. After several fruitless efforts with the roving I tried plying some singles I’d inherited and dyed-
Out of focus, but rather pretty don’t you think? Once I was a little more familiar with the spindle I went back to the roving and made this:
Very low yardage super-duper extra chunky yarn. That learning curve is rather steep, but it least it’s yarn!
Sockman says “Knit on!”