The Musings of Meri

random thoughts to help me escape the ho-hum of everyday life...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A wonderful weekend!

This weekend was MA Sheep and Woolcraft Fair up in Cummington. I never even knew there was such a thing until recently, when I started spinning. So, I made plans to be there. Bright and early on Saturday morning - we made it a family event (though I'm not sure it was enjoyed by others as much as it was by me).

The weather was gorgeous - a bit chilly with a breeze, but the sun was warm. The kids loved seeing all the sheep (and there were lots of them!). I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the lovely dyed roving, yarn, and the many different spinning wheels and spindles. It was just amazing. I came home with some lovely stuff.

First - 4oz of beautiful merino top in "Nova Scotia" dyed by Spunky Eclectic, and an extra bobbin for my new wheel.

Next is 8oz of merino from The Wool Peddler in "Neopolitan" - I was drawn to this color as soon as I saw it, and as much as I tried to get something rainbow-y, I kept coming back to it.

And this just made my entire weekend:
Third place in the Wearable Art Division! I'm so stoked!
These pants are available for sale at YINIA - they are currently part of a set, though keep an eye out as they may be available individually soon.

Friday, May 23, 2008

And then, there were two

Well, at least for now...

Meet the newest addition to the family - a Louet Julia S11 spinning wheel. I've named her Julia-Morgan (just Morgan for short).
The yarn you see on her was a 3ply merino - I spun the singles on Rory, and then plied them onto Morgan (the Louet bobbins hold more yarn).

This is my first yarn that was done on the Louet start to finish. It is a batt from CopperPot Woolies on Etsy - with lots of different fibers in it. It was definitely fun to spin, and I love how it came out.

And this is the current on the wheel project - well, one of them. This is merino from All Spun Up on Etsy - in shades of browns and natural, and I LOVE it!!!
Back to spinning!!! Hopefully I'll have some finished skeins to show you next time.

Oh, and if anyone is interested in a great starter wheel, Rory is looking for a new home (by necessity - but I will miss her!).

Friday, May 02, 2008

what two months of spinning can do...

And that ain't all - this is really all yarn that I spun in the last 3-4 weeks. There's more that isn't pictured here.
I think I've definitely been bit by the spinning bug.