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Thursday, June 02, 2005

... and now for the wool!

I went to the MA Sheep and Wool festival with only one thing in mind -- a drop spindle. Well, mission accomplished!
This is my new drop spindle, made by Grafton Fibers. Thank you to my coat for posing as a backdrop during one of many traffic delays during this morning's commute. (Yes, not only do I knit at red lights, but I take advantage of them to shoot photos in natural light. Don't tell my dad, the original "Mr. Safety".)

Check out its beautiful tulipwood whorl --
This is exactly what I had envisioned for myself -- something beautiful and functional. I took a lesson at the festival, but have been too busy to break out the new roving and practice.

Oh, you want to see the roving too? Here it is ...
Why such a boring color, you might ask? Well, I'm thinking this would be great for a foray into Kool-aid dying, either dying the roving or the finished yarn.

Finally, one other thing caught my eye. This skein of lovely recycled silk came home with me too.
Look at how the bright colors totally confused my camera -- the purple jacket is much brighter, like the photo above. I loved the colors, and this skein was only $7.50. I'll make a drop stitch scarf with it. Maybe for me, or maybe for my friend Abby, who spent time in Nepal when we were in college. We'll see.


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