Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rhinebeck, It's all about the fiber

Before going to Rhinebeck I made a list. I wanted fiber and a spindle. And a shawl pin. Never found the pin but I scored on the fiber. I was trying to pick wool that I hadn't spun yet. Which is pretty easy because I haven't spun much. This is Cormo from Briar Rose. Their yarn is to die for so I think this will be good.

The next two are Coopworth and Romney and N.C. Coopworth and Cotswold Lamb from Maple Row Stock Farm in Michigan.

This is a Finn-Dorset Cross from Fingerlakes Woolen Mill. I've spun Finn and it's really nice, soft like merino but a longer fiber.

And this a one pound bump of something that I really wanted at the time and now I can't find the receipt and I have no clue what it is but it's really soft. BFL maybe? I was really trying to be organized and rational. Anyone have any ideas?

Oh and a turkish delight spindle which I still can't work very well. Funny that the wheel is so much easier.

No time for more, I wanted to show you my sweater but I have to pack. I'm going to Stitches East on Friday and Saturday. I'm taking a class with Lily Chin and I'm shopping for yarn. If anyone's going to be there, look for me!


pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Hey, your Turkish spindle is top whorl? Mine is bottom; yours is the first top whorl I've seen. Granted, I'm pretty new at this, too.

Which class are you taking with Lily? I had Tips & Tricks in May, and it was great.

Iron Needles said...

I have spindle spun maybe once since getting my wheel. I took it on a trip only to show someone what my new mad skilz were. Now my spinning only happens on the wheel. Maybe I am lopsided that way, but...maybe not!