I've been spinning a ball of roving I picked up at the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo since it reminds me so much of the season...
it's always a thrill to see the difference between the roving and the singles. I'll spin 4 oz on each of two bobbins then ply them.
It's been a pretty crazy week that started with the aforementioned trip to Ann Arbor on Saturday for the Fiber Expo. We saw lots of friends both shopping and vending. Nice show in a nice location. Lunch at Zingerman's Deli was a special treat...thanks Paula!
I've done a little bit of everything this week. The ends are woven in on The Big Ass Sweater... now for miles of mattress stitch.
Berroco Ultra Alpaca...that's a lot of yarn! I'm so glad that I bought it on sale a while back.
Check out this super cute little bag with a zip top. It'll make a nice little tool bag. And I like the little alpacas.
Tamara gave me instructions on using these marigold heads as dye stuff. I'm pretty excited about it. I just hope I can figure out the chemistry of it all...I can do accounting all day long but when it comes to figuring percentages of weights I'm a bit of a slacker.
Yay! The random number generator chose #9! That means Andrea will be receiving a little package of handspun from me soon. (got a color/fiber preference?) Thanks to all who left comments regarding washing techniques for knitwear.
Have a great weekend everybody! Hop over and say hello to all the talented peeps on Andrea's Fiber Arts Friday blog.
PS: If you're in the West Michigan area this weekend be sure to stop in at the Delta Plex and check out the alpacas!