Here's what I came home with. Enough roving to spin my way through the winter.
First up, three little balls from Hope Spinnery.
Next, enough gorgeous Romney from The Spinning Room for an entire sweater:
a lovely natural brown with a slight silver halo.
Here's a few ounces of a wool/alpaca/silk/mohair blend. More wool than anything else, so it's not too slippery. Remember, I only learned how to spin a few months ago.
This is deep brown with steaks of gold and chartreuse and the occasional spot of red...can't wait to see what this looks like spun up.
My biggest purchase. 1.5 lbs of gorgeous handdyed all wool roving. Pictures came out a bit bright.
This is the third entry from the same place, Spinners' Hill (and yes I did buy roving from them in the spring, at Cummington). Wool/alpaca/mohair blend, about 10 ounces.
And here, finally, is the present I got from the Sliver Moon folks. For helping them out. But they were the ones that helped me out! They let me sell my hand dyed yarn! I am not quite sure how this all evens out, but here it is:
A genuine Journeywheel Bosworth spindle. It weighs one ounce! Laurie took me down to the booth, saying how she's taking me shopping and all. I had now idea what she had in mind. But evidently she and Kay had this whole plan already hatched. I had to try out all these different spindles and let the right one come to me. And it did.
Some day soon I'll have to learn how to use it. So far, I am only finding out why it's called a "drop" spindle...because I drop it all the way to the floor...
But thank you Kay and Laurie, the pleasure truly was all mine!