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?