Friday, July 10, 2009

Lovely Locks!

A couple of months ago Techpriest and I went to the Kansas Sampler Festival, where towns, attractions, areas of Kansas can set up a booth and tell you all about themselves.  There are also vendors, bands, storytellers, etc.  It's fun.  The sports car club Techpriest is a member of had a booth and in the same tent was a museum that had a guy(Garry) demonstrating spinning.  So I took my spinning wheel and had a good ole time.  We have since started a spinning group up in Minneapolis (KS!), there is only 4 of us, but it is fun.  It is only once a month, but since it is an hour away that works out good.  Gerry has a small yarn shop we meet in. The 2 guys have actually been spinning longer than the 2 girls! Garry has been spinning since 1973, one year before I was born!

Garry and I went to Abilene in June to an Alpaca Fiber festival.  There was only about 7 alpaca breeders, but there was a good selection and it was all good stuff! After much dithering, I bought a 2.5 lb fleece, for cheap too!  It was  just the blanket (back and sides) so it doesn't have much vm in it.  I'm in the process of carding it.  It only needs to be passed through twice. It is still dusty, but I'll wait to wash it after I spin it, much easier. 

Lady had to sniff it, probably has never smelled Alpaca before! Also shows scale. That's a big bag!

See that chestnut brown? It is beautiful.

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Gorgeous locks!

Here is the lastest I've dyed and carded.  Already shipped off for a swap on craftster, will be getting a package of fiber in return here shortly.

1st side of 2 batts of woodland faerie.

2nd side.

Smoke on the Water. There is enough green in there that it should probably be Smoke on the Algae Covered Water, but oh well, I didn't want to think up a different name. 

I sold one skein of yarn at the store, helped me buy some more fiber! Once I get some more spun up I might try selling on Etsy. Just got an order in from Sheep Shed Studio.  Really good prices.  Bought 2 lbs of superwash and a pound of white mill end rovings.  Dyed 8 oz of the superwash today for another swap. 

I just bought a Flickr pro account so all my pictures can be seen again.  I know I haven't shown any of my yarns on here, but they are all on flickr.  I have a picture of my wheel in there too, which if I haven't mentioned it, I love! 

Well, that's all for now, take care all!


Dana said...

Gorgeous goodies and it sounds like you had a great day! :)

Dana said...

Bang! Bang! Anyone home?


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