Friday, March 07, 2008

Inspector Shelby

When I got home this evening from day one of Fibrefest Shelby felt she needed to thoroughly inspect my purchases. There may be a minor purchase when I return with my daughter tomorrow, but the bulk of the damage from this year's Fibrefest Stash Enhancement Expedition has been done.

On the far left we have two braids of "Fleece Artist" merino/silk roving purchased from "Shades of Narnia". I have plans to spin each of these braids separately and then I'll ply them together. I fell in love with the colours even though they aren't colours that look good on me.

Moving to the right I have 5 skeins of a buttery soft wool purchased from the "Knitopia" booth. These are earmarked for my TKGA Master Knitter Level II vest project.

On top of them are two beautifully hand dyed skeins of sock yarn purchased from "Rabbitworks Fibre Studio". This began its life as "The Dreaded Russet Yarn", but in its overdyed state I think the colourway has been dubbed "King of the Potato People". These are destined to become my next pair of socks. Shelby won't tell me what she feels is so special about these sock yarn skeins, but she keeps coming back to them for a good sniff.

A little further to the right we have another two skeins of the "Fleece Artist" merino/silk roving. I love this stuff and couldn't go with just the one set. These colours are more in line with"my colours". Did I mention that I love this stuff? I bought some at the Ryder Lake Spin-In last Fall and it became the lovely "Huckleberry Chuckle" scarf. Yummy.

Did you notice the book? "Tapestry Weaving". Like I need another hobby right? Well, a while back I picked up a second hand tapestry loom for something like $5 and it's been sitting in my closet ever since. I happen to learn better from books than I do from workshops so this will hopefully be my start. It's not really another hobby, just a branch of an existing one. You know like mulit-shaft weaving, inkle weaving, rigid heddle weaving, tablet weaving---

Above the book is a flick carder. I've been wanting one of those for opening locks while preparing them for the drum carder. On top of the book is a neat little gadget for twisting fringes. Sooo much easier/faster than doing it by hand! The book, the flick carder and the fringe twisters were all purchased from "Fibres Plus".


Laura said...

Great haul! You'll have a lot of fun with all of that. :-)

Maggie Ann said...

Looks like you had a wonderful I wondered what that little wooden thing was for!

Ruinwen said...

Ooooooh pretties! :)