Monday, January 9, 2012

Handspun and Sheep Kisses

This past weekend was just packed full of fibery goodness! On Saturday, I met up with my college roommate at the 96th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, PA. I haven't been there since we went in 2005 (when we were still in college!), and I haven't seen her in a year and a half, so it was so much fun to reconnect. Plus, there were all kinds of fiber animals there to pet and take pictures of and even kiss!

Photo by Allison E Frank Photography

I bought some fabulous fiber there from local vendors, including some 100% angora from Twin Ponds Fiber Farm, some hand-dyed merino roving from the Bauer Family Farm, and 4oz of Alpaca/Corriedale roving in "Chocolate Covered Strawberries."

When I got home, I finally finished spinning the fiber that has been on my wheel for MONTHS. It is BFL from Miss Babs that I got at Stitches East back in October 2010. It spun up really nice, but I spun it incredibly fine, so it took a long time to get through the singles. I ended up with 400 yards of 3-ply fingering weight, and I am very proud of it. It is so consistent and even that I think it could totally pass for millspun (not that millspun is better than handspun, of course!).

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful color on that handspun. It looks lovely.