Last Saturday we had the annual roof sit for The In As Much House at Your Local Yarn Shop. Tables were rented for $5.00 (that is then donated to the cause) and anyone can sell their "stash" of yarn, material, knitting & crochet books, needles, basically anything they don't want anymore that's related to crafting. The monies the individuals make is theirs to keep or donate if they choose.
My husband always brings a couple of our alpacas for the day and this year we even had hot dogs sold by Bill's Pizza. This was our biggest stash sale with 20 tables sold and we collected $1500.00 during the event to donate. Woot, Woot!
Well, what does this have to do with me getting ready for TdF? Just leading up to the fiber I purchased at the sale.......did I really need any fiber?........nope, but I just couldn't resist. Luckily I don't have much time to shop during this event since I'm working. When I saw some of the bags of fiber that others had purchased, I was surprised at the amount of fiber was there. Next year I'll have to pay a little more attention.
Their both merino top.......I love, love, love spinning from top. The Mauve colored one I plan on using with this.........
Merino, silk top I purchased from Lady Peddler. When I bought this fiber from Jill I was planning on using it for some core spinning for my challenge days. I have 16 oz of both colors so maybe I'll use half for core spinning and then half plied together. We'll just have to see what I feel like once I get started.
A couple of week ago I dyed up some of my alpaca roving......
I'm thinking about using the golden merino from the stash sale as a second ply with this. They are pretty close in color so right now I'm toying with the idea of over dying the merino in some brown/nutmeg tones........what do you all think?
So these are my spinning plans for the TdF. I wonder if I'll stick to this plan?.......you never know what inspiration I'll get from some of my fellow team mates.
Just wanted to share the finished yarn I was working on in my last post. The Yarn Hollow, Merino Tussah Silk and the Finn I purchased from The Spinning Loft.
|Merino Tussah Silk colorway "Electric Chai|
|Finn colorway "You Love Me"|
.........350 yds and I love these two colorways together. Both rovings were wonderful to spin with. I see more Finn in my spinning future.
That's all from me this Fiber Arts Friday. It's a beautiful day and I have some alpaca yarn that's saying, dye me.....please dye me!....so off to the basement I go.