Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wasatch Woolpack Spinning Saturday

Last Saturday, about 10 of us got together for
some fun fiber chatter-ee and eats.
I wish I had taken more pictures!! I will have to
be more diligent behind the lens, next time.

There were 6 different spinning wheels, someone using
a drop spindle, a couple of people were knitting too.

We did show and tell...each object shared would
garner a ticket to win...there were 4 little goodie bags to win.

Here one of the ladies was sharing a knitted
purse/satchel that she was going to felt.

And, here are some very fun and whimsical
"thigh" high striped socks. 
(sorry the picture is so blurry)

We ate some yummy vegetable chili and
had chocolate dipped banana and apple slices.

I learned soooo much from all of the talented
knitters/spinners that shared that day!

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This is some great fiber purchased at
Oregon Flock and Fiber this last September

4 oz of roving
50% Merino ~ 25% Bamboo ~ 25% Tussah Silk

spun single ply...eventually to be 2 ply.
I'll show the plied yarn... in a future post (hopefully!)
The thought is to make a small neck scarf.  It's
so soft and even tho, it will be light weight,
it will be very warm.

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Did EWE know?

Sheep were domesticated 10,000 years ago in
Central Asia, but it wasn't until 3,500 B.C. that man
learned to spin wool.


Jean said...

That's gonna be a beautiful variegated yarn!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Oh, my goodness, how fun!! And my DD loves tall socks like that. I would have such fun spinning and she would have such fun using the yarn.

Susan said...

That spun up into pretty yarn, from what I can see. I guess we aren't so smart if it took us 6500 years to figure out how to spin wool! And it was probably a woman who figured it out. LOL

Barbara said...

I'd love to find some of that gorgeous roving. Don't think I'd learn to spin, but I'm addicted to felting vessels these days. I can just see this yarn in one, OMG, beautiful! Tell me where you got it, please, if you don't mind sharing. Thanks!