And I didn’t do too badly either, though I realized afterwards that I only got one actual skein of yarn, all the rest of the day was devoted to fiber. Some of which will be spun (or attempted to be spun…may be more accurate), and some of which will be thrummed.
So, if I’m only gonna buy one skein, it’d better be sock and it’d better be worth it.
Success! It’s a neopolitan-esque superwash merino and bamboo rayon blend sock yarn, and it’s fabulous and I can’t wait to knit it up!
So, now you’re probably wondering about the fiber.
Yeah, I may have gone a *little* overboard on the fiber.
But can you really blame me? I got a little excited, and well, I wanted to try out as many different types of fiber as possible, so where better to get such a great and diverse selection, like pretty merino/tencel…
…or this beautiful merino/tussah silk blend that looks like strands of pewter and feels like silk….
…or this pretty, crimpy merino and tencel blend…
….or hand painted cashmere down…
…or hand-dyed soy silk roving…
…or tussah silk in the most beautiful blues imaginable…
…or tussah silk in fire colors that you buy (with the help of an awesome enabler, like Kate) because you just can’t choose between fire or water…
or merino and bamboo batts that my camera simply does not do justice?
Really, I’m out of control.
Finally, there’s this, which I hinted at in my previous post:
It’s a Bosworth, and I’m kinda getting the hang of it, I think. Maybe. Maybe not. Hard to say. I have to pre-draft the hell out of the roving to reduce my spinning frustration to an acceptable level. But I’m kinda getting it. Sort of.
As you’ll notice, that’s not what I bought at Rhinebeck. Actually, this fiber is to blame for my foray into spinning, so I thought it only prudent that I spin it as my first attempt. This is from the Mocha Latte Merino batts I bought from Fiber Monster to thrum with.
Except it didn’t want to be thrums.
It wanted to be spun.
So I bought a spindle to spin it.
And bought a lot more fiber to keep it company.
I have the sickness now. And I need to clean out one of my under-the-bed storage bins (I don’t really need all those sweaters under there, do I? It’s not like it gets cold here or anything…) because I have *nowhere* to put all this fiber.