Adult Surprise Jacket. I've out-grown the one that's hanging in my office right now. sniff I think the different shades of fleece would make a nice subtle stripe in the pattern.
The Michigan Fiber Festival was awesome! The fleece combing class was informative and quite a lot of fun. Beth Smith is a hoot! We combed, very carefully cause those combs are sharp as hell, and spun Romney, Wensleydale and Merino. The Wensleydale was the most difficult to get started as the locks are so long and tight but once I got it started was lovely. It was heavenly to spin and shiney! You should try some! Just be sure to have your oil/water mister handy cause it really gets static-y. I also got some pointers on carding a better Jacob batt too. And I loved Beth's dress, it looked very comfy and crafty with a red apron. She posed for us with her newly acquired sheep skin...
please excuse the crappy iPhone picThere were a few small purchases made...
Winding Wool Creek Fiber
Wonder Why Alpacas
I also picked up the Shetland fleece I had reserved in the spring. Since it was a show fleece I had to wait to pick it up until after MFF. Out of 20 Shetland fleeces Ginny Weasley #69 came in 3rd place. The nice shepherd, Mike, from Windswept Farm let me keep the white ribbon too! (said he had a gazillion of them, LOL) Ginny is a pretty fawn Shetland. I imagine she must look a lot like the sheep in the first link of this paragraph.
I hope you all had an exciting week and did some fun things. I'd love to hear about it. If you'd like to meet other fiber enthusiasts hop on over to Andrea's blog and check them out.
Happy Fiber Arts Friday everybody!
Nothing cuter than a pink Pug tongue!