This year’s visit to the NY Sheep and Wool festival was a return to the basics. Years ago, before online communities like Ravelry created such a whirl of anticipation before the event, the NYS&W was just my annual shopping trip for spinning and weaving.
My shopping list was very short this year. I have not kept up on spinning the fiber I bought the past two years, so I decided to pretend that all my unspun fiber was new and exciting and not buy any more.
- Pewter buttons for a knitted shrug
- A Kathryn Alexander knitting project
- Something new and different
And that’s exactly what I bought.
Spiral pewter buttons from the Rams Horn
The Doo Dad Scarf from Kathryn Alexander
Micro Kate from Golding Fiber Tools. Isn’t that new and different? It’s a lazy kate for plying spindle spun yarns.
Yes, I am still weaving the Misted Hills Coat. I wove the better part of a yard today, and maybe, just maybe, I might finish the weaving this week.
I have also been spinning all that wonderful fiber from years past, starting with these Loop Spontaneous Spinning Clouds that I spun yesterday.