Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
New Stash Flash!
But before I flash I need to let you know I'm an idiot. I knew I would meet Amie at MDSW and I did. I even brought her a little gift all the way from Maine. She was really nice and every bit of a "junkie" as I thought. Gosh I love hanging out with junkies. I just didn't get to see her as much as I would have wanted. I can't believe I forgot to mention her.
Ok, now I know you want to be flashed.
The only items purchased on Saturday was a gorgeous pattern from Spirit trail for this stole:
and a new Bosworth Mini with some Pima Cotton
Spinning cotton is every bit of a pain in the butt as I was told. It's certainly not as fast as working with wool and I may be working on this 2 ounces for the rest of the year, but I like the yarn it's making and I'm happy to work a little slower to learn to work with a new fiber.
Have you ever heard the phrase "once you break the seal..."
Sunday the dam burst in a big way. The gang went to put Anj's wheel in the truck and I didn't feel like waddling up the hill so I stayed behind to play in the booths at the main gate. They left me alone far too long (yes sometimes 5-10 minues can be too long). I got 3 pounds of Alpaca Wool blend. Then as we walked around I found this amazing llama fleece. I love llama llama.
No! the alpaca wool is not TAN! it's ecru and I can dye it. It was a deal not to be passed up just because of the color of ECRU. But yes, the llama locks on the right do have tan in it. It was from a variegated llama in white, tan, red, and grey. I'm going to spin this as is, because I can, and it's going to make a gorgeous variegated yarn.
Then this was purchased:
In there you will see 2 kits from Shelridge Farms. The Spider Shadow scarf and the Shadow Shawl. Neither were available as a pattern and I had no choice. They needed to come home with me. The 2 patterns in front of the kits are the one from Spirit Trail and Paradoxical Mittens also from Shelridge. That yarn waiting to be pet is the color that coordinates with black for the shawl.
I also made one final purchase for the day at Indigo Moon.
I don't think I need to say anymore about this fiber. If you know them, you know what I'm talking about, if not then you need to get some. The batts aren't half as amazing as the yarn they create.
That summed up my purchases (not a ton but a decent amount), wanna see what husbeast bought?
He got this for his mom. No, she doesn't spin, it will purely be decorative. It will replace one that was broken a long time ago. As you can see I haven't even set it up yet and it's living in the garage with my new spring plants. I don't want to play with it, I know it has to leave.
Husbeast also purchased a walking stick but he didn't pose with it so I didn't take a picture. I did buy him something while we were on our walk about in Philly.
Recognize the lamp from a Christmas Story? It was just screaming to come home with us. Yes, the wall it's plugged into does really need to be re-painted. I had to show you the lamp, I know some of you would really like it, M is enthralled with it.
I swear that's it for the stash porn.
You'll have to look elsewhere if you want more. I'm going to try and make it to NH Sheep and Wool this weekend, but I won't be buying anything since I need nothing at all at this point. Did I mention that I fell in love with a Strauch drum carder and the Majacraft Rose wheel?