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Monday, October 29, 2007

Rhinebeck loot

Before I tell you about my treasures, I need to pass along what Elise pointed out to me: cara at http://www.januaryone.com/ blogged about Sliver Moon! I remember when this lady came to our booth and bought a ton of this one color sock yarn...I was talking to someone at the time...but there it is, Laurie's sock yarn, being turned into something gorgeous! Go check it out. It's the Smoky Plum yarn.

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!


Jody said...

Oh what beautiful fibers! I can't wait to see what magic will happen when it is spun. Are you going to bring your spinning wheel to "Chicks" tomorrow? See you then.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karin! I'm so glad you linked to Cara's post - I left Cara a message to fix her link to Sliver Moon (she spelled it wrong in her initial post and the web site didn't work). I recognized that yarn too! I remember ringing it up for her but didn't recognize her! Take care! Sharon F.

Karin said...

I thought that must have been you, the Sharon she mentions in her post.
Thank you for taking such good care of her at the time, and now noticing what she wrote. Good work.:)

Elise said...


So glad that you saw my note and I was pleased as punch that Cara linked to Sliver Moon. I think I saw another link on a different blog, and I will try to track it down.

That sweater roving is great (and I was there when you bought it) and I cannot wait to see the progress you make.

Maybe I will be enticed to learn how to use a drop spindle. Eileen Testo at Weston Hill Farms keeps threatening to show me how!

Hope to see you on Thursday night...it's in my calendar.

Elise said...

Karin: Found a couple more references to Sliver Moon, but some people are misspelling:


(you may want to let the women at Sliver Moon know and they can also tell the bloggers to spell the name correctly and provide the link.) :-)

teri s said...

Hi, Karin,

Another small step for your list: Use cloth napkins.

We've been using them since daughter, now 24!!!, was in Daisy scouts, Girl Scouts for kindergarten. So much nicer than paper. Originally made my own from dishcloth material, but can sometimes find them at really good sale prices now.

Keep up the small steps.

I missed the
Sheep &
Wool AGAIN this year and I was so looking forward to it. We had company that weekend. Oh, well, it'll give me that much more time to go through my stash!

Check this out: http://www.idealbite.com/tiplibrary/archives/next_gen_knitting/
esp. item 5 at bottom of page.


AlisonH said...

"Loot" as a tag--too funny. Best of luck with that spindle; it's beautiful, and in no time you'll be showing us all the yarn you made with it. I've stuck with my nice safe wheels that only go where and when I tell them to, while wishing I'd mastered the drop spindle too. I just never did put in the effort to.