My favorite Coopworth Fleece lady, Nina, was at the Cummington show. I took off for a short run through the buildings and ended up chatting with Rita the whole time I had schedule myself gone. Husbeast watched the booth but he wasn’t familiar with the fiber stuff so I don’t think he was comfortable being there for an extended amount of time by himself. I can get to talking and lose track of time….. Husbeast was a good sport to help.
I found out Nina of <a href=”http://www.ruitfarmnorth.com/”>Ruit Farm North</a> and Botinacal Shades (Who is often near me at shows) will be right next to me at Fiber Frolic. Still I stayed and talked sheep, I had to. I like Nina and I love her fleeces. My parents and I keep talking about a barn and some animals so any chance I get to talk to someone about that dream, I take it.
I’ll be picking up 2 more fleeces at the Frolic this weekend. I’m getting a tan and a light silver. I’m so looking forward to having the full 4 colors here. I know I’ve had people asking but I’m not sure if I’ve talked about it here. My “Grand” plan is to make myself a new fall jacket in natural handspun fair isle. Natural? Yes, I’m not dyeing these guys, they will be all natural. I’ve got most of the pattern worked out in my head, I just need to get the rest of the fleeces turned into pretty pretty yarns. In my spare time of course, I’ll get it done. We won’t look at the WIPs and see how many other half finished sweaters I have……
I suppose you can really tell that I’m all about the process or I’d be more concerned with finishing something. I like wearing things but when I’m not knitting for a zine of some sort or a gift, I’m knitting to make me happy. Happy means I flit around from project to project until I settle on something that I’m enjoying knitting. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s not. It all dpends on the mood.
And for those that are curious I have photos of the “triple play” batts I’m making for the frolic.
and obviously I like burgundy, a whole basket with burgundy as one of the colors:
I hurt my arm the other day or I’d have more done. I’m hoping in the next 2 days I’ll fill up at least one more basket and maybe get some specialty blends done. I’m loving the one I made for me so I’m going to try to make some for the show.