Our local knitting group went on a field trip last Saturday to this fun event and we all had an excellent time shopping, learning new things, and generally drooling over all the luscious fiber to be had at our fingertips, lol. Here are a few highlight pics of the day:
My Emily went with me to have some fibery fun (Megan was at home sick with a bad cold :P) and she decided that she liked the experience of spinning so much that she brought something home with her…
A Turkish Drop Spindle! …and of course lots of pretty colored fiber and some other tools to play with. She’s already spun up 2 oz. of her first ply and is ready to start of the 2nd ply for her very first ball of hand spun yarn! 🙂 I love it when my girlies find something new and crafty to experience and love.
…and for those of you who are wondering if I brought anything home for myself, never fear! I went to this booth and chose a gorgeous briar rose colored Bambino yarn…lovely! I can’t wait ’till I get some extra time to discover what this yarn is destined to become.
Until next time!
Our Dallas fiber fest is in April. I wasn’t planning on going but now I think I will. They have a day long class on Entralac for a shawl. I debated long and hard on this since it is only offered only on a Sunday. I teach at church but decided I never miss and God will hopefully understand. I hope it is as much fun as yours Bethany. It looks like you had fun. Wasn’t that Legare sock loom cool. My friend here has one and I spent a whole Saturday watching her set up a new(used) one for a client. They have to have the timing and needles and cast iron set up just so. Once you accomplish that it is fun and quick sailing making socks. I own a pair she made. I love them.
Looks like you had a marvelous time! Thanks for sharing 🙂
That looks like so much fun and I like the focus on spinning. I’m hoping to start using a friend’s antique sock machine soon to make my own socks!
Oh My Emily is fast!!!! Ask her to write up some tips for us! I just started after Christmas trying my hand at a drop spindle. I have the Turkish spindle too. I’m not nearly as far!
Kelly, I will say that both of her instructors that day were amazed at how quick she picked it up…they said she was a natural and kept showing people her yarn, lol! 😉
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