Last weekend was the annual Wool Gathering festival in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Every year my mom and I say we aren't going to go, and then we always do. And every year I say I'm not going to buy any roving or laceweight, and every year that's all I buy. I can't spin. Here's what my last attempt looked like:
But somehow I always convince myself that this will be the year I learn to spin for real.
Ah well. If I ever decide to make a serious attempt, I'll have many pounds to work with.
Besides fiber, I also got this lovely coffee cup from Starry Road Studio:
And this adorable hair barrette from the Peruvian lady. Even though it's not really fiber-related, she has a space there every year, and I always go bonkers over it.
Here's my roving. I completely forget what I even wanted to make with it. But I couldn't resist, it's so beautiful! Mom and I went back to the Fiber Optics space several times, it's just unbelievable stuff!
And I rescued this Wollmeise from a vendor's personal stash. She was going to use it for socks. For a man. Sacrilegious.
I'm going to use it for an Ishbel shawl. Someday.
But first, I'm going to practice using laceweight yarn with a Citron shawl and this Malabrigo:
Anyone else fortunate enough to live near a fiber festival?