A Day on the Farm
This is the sight that greeted me upon coming into the little grove.
One woman was spinning on a Bosworth Journey Wheel. What a cool contraption!
It was difficult to resist these braids at the Royale Hare booth. Karen has exquisite wares! And will soon have a website. :)
More of Karen's beautiful yarns and rovings. Her booth, which you can visit almost every Saturday at the Santa Rosa Farmer's Market, was brimming with drool-worthy items.
My friend Carol was almost drunk with joy.
Gorgeous spindles at Carolina Homespun. I finally got to meet Morgaine! It is always too busy at Stitches West to talk, but we had a great and relaxed chat, and she's taking some of my pins up to Black Sheep Gathering. Woohooo!
Here's Brooke from Tactile spinning the most gorgeous roving. Yummy! If you have not seen her naturally dyed yarns and rovings, you are truly missing out! They are amazing.
A black fleece - it was amazingly springy.
Amy teaching spinning...
...to her friend, using Ba's method. I learned this way from Ba, as well. She has two people pair up. One holds the roving and the other twists a pen slowly (with roving attached) so that the first person gets used to feeling the roving. It is a great method.
And with what, you ask, did I come away? Well! I had to have some of Karen's goodies. :) Four small hanks of dk weight silk and merino in mocha. The picture really doesn't do the color justice. It is gorgeous!
A ball of roving in olive tones. Mmmmmmm.
Some green laceweight alpaca.
And some laceweight alpaca in a lovely slate blue.
It's already been fondled, bagged and added to my stash bins. Well, I might have rolled around in it a little bit. :)
Labels: yarn gluttony