Friday, March 23, 2007

Fiber Frolic!

Tomorrow is the Frog Pond Fiber Frolic, and I'm very excited! I'm going to pick up some lamb roving from Charlotte, and I'll get to spend time with my fibrous friends/fiends. More important than the roving, I hope to leave with some spinning tips. I'm doing a lot better with that craft but I have so far to go. It is veeeery addicting, though...

I spent some time in DC last weekend with the guru, and she took me to a wonderful place called the Springwater Fiber Workshop. They had all sorts of roving, bobbins, classes, yarn, needles...everything! And it supports local fiber artists -- I'm all about local. I bought this blue roving, I'm not sure what it is beyond "some sort of wool" and the cashier wasn't sure either. But it's pretty with its greenish hints, and I'm almost done spinning it.

I also "set the twist" on some of my yarn in my bathtub with a homemade contraption. This consists of a pants hanger, a shower head and a lunch bag full of small cast iron skillets. It's as unwieldly as it sounds. But it works! Look!

5 comments:

Aubrey said...

I so wish I could go! The one weekend I'll be out of town... I hope you have a good time! :)

schrodinger said...

Have a wonderful time. Glad to see you're enjoying the knitting.

Phillipa Sara said...

Someone got her camera back. Have a good time!

j$ said...

great color on that wool

Kristine said...

Hi! Are the rumors true? Are you moving?