Sunday, September 20, 2009

Now I am REALLY out of yarn money

The last time I went to the Johnny Appleseed Festival, I swear there was only one yarn vendor. Something happened between then and now, though.

I should have been suspicious when I saw alpacas...

... and spinners...

... and a spindler.

Instead of carrying a knitting project with her, this woman totes along her spindle and even spins in the car!

There was also a demonstration of flax spinning.

Can I grow flax in my backyard?

Somehow - I'm not sure how - this roving came home with me.

It's from an alpaca named Spartacus who lives on the Michel Century Farm in Huntington, IN. The picture does not show it well, but the color is a rose gray.

For some reason, I have had a thing for purples this year.

This yarn was hand spun and hand dyed with logwood and alum, and comes from the Annie Goatley Farm in Potterville, MI.

And these odds and ends were being offered by Hoosier Pride Products, for a dollar a piece.

Wouldn't they make a nice BSJ? I'm already planning another!

Coming home with roving reminded me that I was going to do some spindling during football season. And today I did, but not very well. Now I know why some people designate a day of the week for spinning - use it or lose it!

BTW, I cleaned up the sidebar a bit today. What do you think?


Toni said...

Oh my goodness! How fun!

And I think you showed an amazing amount of restraint. I probably would have come home with an alpaca.

Charlie Chuckles said...

Hiya Abby,

Thanks for your comments on my blog. It is great to be blogging again and I was reading your blog with great interest tonight (I stopped reading blogs for a while as it made me feel guilty I wasn't blogging myself, how silly!).

What a total fiber festival you went to. At first I thought you were going to say you had bought an alpaca and I was getting ready to get really jealous!

I am envious of your purchases though and would love to see the BSJ. I love that pattern!!

Take care, Charliexx