These are samples from my all day class on Friday with Susan Forsythe.
By the end of the class I had a need to buy fleeces, lots and lots of fleeces. I had a need to flick them, to comb them, to card them and then finally to spin them. I resisted, I guess it helps that the vendors were only setting up, not actually open. In spite of that fact, I did manage to buy these . . .
Back at the hotel that night I finished off the Bluebells and Buttercups Superwash from Dragonfibers, and plied it. Love the colors.
Saturday there was the much shopping, but no buying. I know, I was shocked too. My class in the afternoon produced these samples . . .
I learned how to andean ply in class. I had tried it before, but this was the first time I had it work the way it’s supposed to. The yarn barf on the bobbin, that we will not speak of, it is cursed.
This beautiful skein of alpaca, from Sweet Grass Wool, was a birthday gift from Emma. (Thanks Emma!)
Sunday was the parking lot fleece sale, where I walked away with a Finn lamb. This is the softest fleece I have ever felt. Look at that crimp.
And this is the washed Romney from Iron Water Ranch.
Sampler packs from The Dizzy Ewe. Breed Variety Pack: BFL, Corriedale x, Shetland Moorit, Merino, Jacob, and FInn. God’s Critters Variety Pack: Angora Bunny, Tussah Silk, Fine Count Alpaca, Merino and Young Mohair.
My last purchase of the day arrived today . . .
. . . and is now in the freezer.