So last Sat. morning my grandma and I went to the Great Lakes Fiber Festival for a few hours… I know I’ve mentioned this before but my grandma is the ultimate enabler of the fiber habit. She may look all innocent making friends with this adorable alpaca:
But really? She’s like a crack dealer who pushes wool. And now that I’ve shown an interest in spinning? Forgetaboutit. Check out what she got me:
Um yeah. That’s 1lb 3 oz of space dyed superwash roving. It looks like fire and feels like air:
I can’t wait to spin it. But sadly, I’m not allowed to yet. I have to spin this first:
That’s Shetland Wool from Blackberry Farm (the sheep it came from’s name is Baba. She’s apparently a very “ornery” sheep. Sheep can be ornery. Who knew?). It’s beautiful as well… just not as fiery.
I wasn’t actually going to buy any yarn but then I ran into Linda and Annie (hi ladies!) who mentioned that there was Cotton Fleece to be had for $4 a skein thanks to Sheep Shed Studios. That’s completely irresistible and justifiable. So I bought a Rusted Root:
Or perhaps another Green Gable? Not sure yet but the color is Peridot and I heart it.
I also came home with quite possibly the coolest thing ever.
That would be a Thrummed Mittens kit by Fleece Artist. It’s awesome and fun and colorful and so very amusing. It took every ounce of will power I had not to cast on for them immediately. I do realize that knitting the warmest thing possible to knit at the start of summer is a bad, bad plan but do you see how fun this is?
Yeah. Very, very tempting….
I’d say it was a pretty good day!
Also… I’m trying out possibly switching to flickr for my photo hosting… I originally started out with Buzznet b/c I’m NOT a yahoo fan for many, many reasons and flickr is a Yahoo company…Plus Buzznet lets you do so much w/o paying where as with flickr I’d most definitely have to become Pro. But seeing how I’m completely addicted to the knitting groups on flickr and have been for awhile now and how I use them for research whenever I want to start a new project I figure I should probably contribute. Although really it's because Ravelry only uses Flickr....We’ll see how it goes. So far I’m really liking the batch upload tools, though!