Did you go to the Fiber Frolic this past weekend? The weather, although warm, was beautiful.
And the fiber. Well, the fiber was amazing.
Check out what I got:
In the upper left, we have sparkly batts of merino/alpaca/tussah silk from Enchanted Knoll Farm in Detroit, ME. I just couldn't pass up the sparkles. It didn't hurt that the batts are like heavenly little clouds. Plus, they will further my spinning education. (Do you hear the stash rationalization happening here?) I've never spun from a batt before, and after seeing Amy's post on how-to, I decided I needed to give it a try.
Next to the grey, in the upper right, are two lovely center pull roving bumps from Flaggy Meadow Fiber Works from Gorham, ME. They had a gorgeous array of colors, but I was feeling a bit girly (especially after drooling over all the sparkles) and went with the soft pink. The fiber content is 60% suri alpaca, 20% bamboo, 20% merino.
I love, love, love it!! First, the center pull is genius. The roving glides through your hands, with very little prep work on your part. Usually, I pre-draft a section of roving, and then draft some more as it is being spun. With these bumps, I only needed to draft while spinning. I got about 2 ounces done last night.
It's about a fingering weight. Each bump has 4 ounces, and the plan is to ply them together once both are spun. I want to find a delicate shawl or scarf pattern for the finished yarn.
My last score (which was actually my first purchase of the day) is an incredible color combination of merino and tussah silk from The Sheep Shed at Mountain View Farm. No idea what I might make with it, or how I will spin it. I just knew I had to have it and I had to spin it.
Becka and I saw many fiber friends and had a wonderful time. We stopped by Amy's booth long enough to say hello, and then get out of the way as people descended to grab some Spunky Eclectic. I did get away with this:
The Spunky Color of the Month!! For June we have Castaway in Shine, a superwash merino/tencel sock yarn. Castaway will be 15% off until the end of the month, although the yarn rarely stays in the shop that long. I'll be posting it to the online store tonight.