Monday, October 22, 2007

I Went To Rhinebeck & All I Got Was This Wheel


Of course I got my Hitchiker. I headed up there with my buddy Kim and as soon as we hit the gates my goal was building A - Merlin Tree. This post will mainly consist of all my fiber goodies and I'll post pics of the people I met and a recap of the event next time. Now on to the goods.
About a pound of alpaca fiber from the Sheep Shed. You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you how much I paid for it.
2 ounces of Yak from Black Fen Farm
4 ounces of soy silk also from Black Fen Farm
2 ounces of handpainted tencel from A Touch of Twist
An assorted felters fiber pack from Misty Mountain Farm (I am so gonna card this up into a fantastic batt)
4 ounces of BFL from Little Barn.

4 skeins of millspun heavy worsted weight yarn from Cranberry Moon Farms.
2 skeins of Aussie Sock yarn from Seaport Yarns
2 ounces of wool from A Touch of twist.

Now that my goodies have been thoroughly documented, I can start spinning/blending/knitting some of this stuff up. Catch you on the knit side.

19 comments:

Shameka said...

Sweetie, are you reading my mind??? How did we manage to get the same sock yarn? (Faded valentine) Didn't Maribel buy the same color too? Hmm..I wonder who is going to make something with it first. Most likely you, because I am still stuck on sweaters. LOL!!! Seeing all of your fiber makes me want to try spinning. I will let you know when the bug bites me hard. For now, I am just going to keep on knitting. Your buys look great!!!

del said...

Oh, that is some NICE stuff you got there. I can't wait to see how you spin it all up.

Virtuous said...

Okay I am not even into spinning like that and that will is AWESOME!

Loving the gold Yak and Misty Mountain fiber too!

Gurl you got some good loot!

Jeanine said...

WHOA there girl!!!! That's some haul! Nice! Enjoy it all. Til next year. sigh.

Glenna C said...

Hi! It was great to meet you this weekend. That is one fabulous haul you brought back, too. Watching you gals spin while in line for pot pie was fantastic.

WandaWoman said...

Wow, all of that roving, etc. looks really beautiful. you bought some yummy things!!

Maribel said...

Great minds think alike when it comes to sock yarn. I like the wheel too.

Nancy said...

Ann told me she saw you when you were getting ready to buy your Hitchhiker. It's so cute if I get better at spinning I might pick one up next year.

Necia said...

You got a good haul there! Nice quality items. I still have to do a real post about my acquisitions. I'm seriously NOT looking forward to it!

Necia

Lyrically speaking said...

You got some pretty cool stuff, the cranberry moon farms is my favorite and the mini wheel is soooooooooooooooooooo cute

Lauren said...

I am totally jealous. I just bought some yarn with some Yak in it and it is soft and great!!http://tinyurl.com/2dxpnv

DeLi said...

I dont know how to knit but
i am and admirer of such
hobby/art. i can see form teh fiber
colors and photo angle how
this will soon make gorgeous
works

anna said...

man, i need to move to the east coast so i can kick it with the sistahs at rhinebeck! i'm so jealous. looks like you had a fabulous time. i've heard nothing but great things about those hitchhiker wheels!

renee' said...

That soy silk just looks so amazing..... looks like you had a good time.
can't wait to see the rest of the pictures

stickyfingers said...

I'm sorry I missed you at rhinebeck, but that hitchiker is too cute. If you let me try it out I'll most certainly let you play with the little gem!

Ms. P said...

OMG - the photo of your yak fiber stopped me dead in my tracks. The shine and color is amazing! I can only dream of what that will look like spun up, let alone what it would feel like. Stash envy, party of one, your table is ready.

Great purchases, and happy spinning!

Deborah said...

gosh, did you drive a flatbed truck up there??

I can't wait to see the finished yarn!

Vera H. said...

Pretty stuff! I saw that wheel at SAFF. It's too cute.

Cobbalicious said...

Dude. The soy silk is just glowing! Amazing.