Wednesday, September 23, 2009
It's late Wednesday night and the house is asleep - except for me, as usual. September is flying by, the first day of Fall has passed and the weather obligingly turned quite cool and wet. However, last weekend we had 3 lovely sunny days in Watertown, SD at the North Country Fiber Fair! I got to connect with old friends and catch up on some spinning. I usually attend as a vendor, but this year I just brought my wheels and sat in the spinning circle. I got to wander around and look at the lovely yarns and fleeces and go with my daughter to see the sheep get sheared. It was nice not having to rush around trying to get a booth set up. I did spin the fiber sandwich and turned it into a bit of a fiasco when I tried to navaho ply a VERY energized singles. I couldn't get the wheel to draw in fast enough, so I shanghaied a fellow spinner and my dad to help wind it in as I got the yarn off the bobbin. I guess the resulting yarn was not too awful, but I didn't get it wet, and it went to the silent auction and then disappeared. Maybe it will turn up next year in a project?!!
Now I am turning my attention to the first weekend of October and the Art Meander! I am spending the next week only working on my own projects to sell in Milan that weekend, like this silk "Flower Basket Shawl" I knitted from the Fiber Trends pattern. Since I have quite a docket of custom work lined up, that's a little scary - I hope it pans out! Now to bed to be rested for tomorrow! Night ALL!