Sunday, September 12, 2010

Loot To Boot!

Had a wonderful time with Miss Mary at the Sheep and Wool Fest yesterday. I marveled at her willpower when it came to keeping the purse strings tied up tight. I did pester her into buying some roving and borrowing my drop spindle in an effort to entice her over to the dark side when it comes to spinning. She fell for it hook, line and sinker, and bet she will be a formidable opponent at next year's buying spree!

I had zero willpower. I was reasonable however and didn't go hog wild....sheep wild? Anyway, here is my loot:

Kauni Yarn with ridiculously long repeats and more colors inside than you expected. I have a hard time finding this locally although I hear the Sow's Ear may be getting some in this fall!

Kindred Threads-merino, alpaca and little shiny bits batt

Coopsworth (which I've never spun before ) roving in 'Jelly Bean' colorway.

Frabjous Fibers Hand Dyed Silky Cashmero roving. It says it's 70% superfine merino, 15% cashmere and 15% mulberry silk. It feels like it's actually derived from unborn baby panda pelts it's so soft. However I didn't buy it for the touch. I bought it because I saw it across a crowded room and thought, "That's just the color of fiddleheads!" Green's not my color, but I had to go look. My little Yankee heart fluttered when I saw the name of the colorway, 'FIDDLEHEADS'. I may be the only spinner on the planet who buys roving because of it's named after my favorite vegetable!

You can't tell because the sun it on it, but this bit of lusciousness is coal black alpaca. 8 ounces worth to be exact. Can't decide if I want to spin it or just lay it out on the living room floor and roll in it!

Oh and I got another bobbin for Mabel seein's how she's been all up in my bid'ness about it. She works hard and rarely complains so I thought I'd buy her something pretty. So, not a bad haul eh? Best be goin' for now. I've got me some fiddlehead to spin!


Kitty Mommy said...

Swoon! But next year I need to corrupt you with Gale's Art.

Elizabeth said...

You got some nice loot there!

Sara in WI said...

Sweet Stash Enhancement!
I had to look up "Fiddleheads," not being of direct Yankee descent and all. They must be pretty tasty to lure you over to the green side! I just pulled out my Kauni stash last week and it is looking at me, thinking about what it wants to be when it grows up. 'Glad you had a groovy time!

Lisa/knitnzu said...

ooooh, lots of pretty stuff!

MadCityMike said...

"Fiddle-de-dee".......I'd say you got some good things at W W&S festival!

dale-harriet said...

You left out one thing: my surprise! Mary told me to "look in front of the radio" - and what did I find but the teetiniest widdle alpaca ever in the world, all itsy and shiny and bitsy, wearing a blanket that HAD to be woven by a faery becacuse no person has such small fingers. AND she has a pin on the back so I can take her around with me and she won't wander off or go missing! (Proper thank you will be forthcoming - for now, let me say: I AM SO LOVING IT!!)

terri browne said...

i can't wait to see what you make with those beautiful fibers!

DPUTiger said...

I have two skeins of Kauni in the house, waiting to become an alternating-color garter stitch shawl, much like the one I saw at TNNA last June. I need more time to knit.

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