Saturday, February 25, 2012

Yes, I needed MORE fiber!


I went to the "Sheep in the City" getaway today. It was waaaay in Milwaukee (that's a bit of a drive for me) I believe the shop-Just for Ewe sponsors it. It looked like a nice big group was there spinning and knitting and other such things in the middle of the room. There weren't a lot of vendors there-but it was all good quality stuff. Lael from Hearthside fibers was there. She's practically a neighbor of mine. I feel really lucky-I have a fleece reserved from one of her sheep when they shear this year (it's a beautiful brown). We talked about me possible getting a white fleece, too. I bought three braids of wool roving from her-Berry Patch, Marshmallow Chick and Frog Legs. I bought some bamboo from Fiber Lady. I also got some Frill yarn for making the corkscrew scarves. Then I got a really pretty pattern for a shawl from Corny Goodness. I wanted to buy some of their yarn, but ran out of money. They explained the whole process of how their yarn is made from corn. YES, corn! Its beautiful. I have their card so I can order some in the future.
So that's it-more fluffy stuff to add to the stash. I got me some spinnin' to do!

9 comments:

  1. ooh, soft and fluffy! Can't wait to see what you spin! I've been crocheting flowers lately.

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  2. What an awesome haul! Looks like a great day.

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  3. oooooh, I want! All of that roving looks yummy.

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  4. Looks like a hefty stash enhancement. I love the green and yellow braids in the middle. Have fun spinning!

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  5. Corn yarn? Now that I would like to see.

    I do have some milk fiber in my stash... only because I didn't believe it was really made from cow's milk. But it is, and it's soft. I haven't spun it yet. It seems to be yellowing a bit.

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  6. Aren't there just so many ways to use corn! He he he, I'll bet it is nice. I love your picture, a feast for the eyes!

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  7. Lovely colors - have fun with that!

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  8. Looks like a great haul! I can barely wait for our local fiber festival this spring!!

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