Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Shopping We Will Go...Baa

Tis the season for Sheep and Wool Festivals. In the last month, I've been to two. The mission this year was to acquire a Golding Spindle... Check
.80 ounces - spins like a dream
Try some Bossies...Check

A matched set of minis in cherry (.46 ounces each) and a midi in rosewood (1.46 ounces?) Yummy!

And see how many different types/blends of spinning fiber I could acquire...Check

Since I haven't been spinning long, I don't know what I like. Only one way to find out, right?
Here's what I bought:
  1. Shetland, Falkland, and a 3.5 oz braid of three colors of Corriedale from Purple Fleece
  2. Merino/Tencel 70/30 in purple from The Fiber Fetish
  3. Kid mohair/Cormo 50/50 from Buckwheat Bridge Angoras
  4. Alpaca/BFL 50/50 from Moon Shadow Designs (sorry, no web site)
  5. Border Leicester from Riverslea Farm
  6. Corriedale from The Sheep Shed
  7. Romney from Foxhill Farm Fibers & Sheep (sorry, no web site)
  8. Merino/Silk 80/20 from Hampden Hills Alpacas
  9. Coopersworth - pin drafted from Turtle Creek Farm (sorry, no web site)
And here's what I already had:

  1. Undyed Blue Faced Leicester from Blarney Yarn
  2. Merino from Snokist Farm Girl (4 oz each of red, purple, and blue) and two more in peacock and Navy from the Fiber Studio
  3. Handpainted Superwash Merino from Zebisis Designs
  4. Colonial that was primarily purple and streaked with other colors from Yarn to Spin
  5. More of the Colonial in number 4 in brown shot through with red, blue, yellow etc. and some Merino in greys from Elegant Ewe

I'm thinking that I am well stocked for a while! This is the entire stash. Some is partially spun and one is almost completely spun (brown merino). Now to find a good place to store it all...


Anonymous said...

WOW, you have really been bitten by the spinning bug! I LOVE the Golding (and I'm a wee bit jealous).

Gina House said...

You know how I love love love your Golding! You got some pretty awesome stash at the S&W!!

Zu said...

OMG it's all so beautiful. *sniff,sniff*

Erica said...

Well, there's no better way to find out what you like than trying out everything. Your spindles are pretty!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!