NY Sheep & Wool – “Rhinebeck”

For the fourth year now, my mother and I have gone to Rhinebeck together with the crew from Webs. They rent three buses and take about 120 of us excited fiber artists to NY for the day on Saturday. On the way there, they give out prizes, like yarn, patterns, and money. I managed to win this year! I got a cute project bag that held six balls of white, super soft, mystery yarn (no labels).  This year I also tried to take more pictures to show how busy it is. I did not get pictures in the busier areas because I didn’t want to block people.  Here are all the pictures I took. My purchases will be at the end.

And here are the goodies that I bought! I still had some money left over, and while I loved everything, I didn’t find too much that said ‘buy me now’. I still have a wishlist of things I plan to get in the future, but this will hold me over. Especially since the Fiber Festival of New England is in a couple weeks! :)

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Spinzilla Final Counts!

So yeah, I fell behind on posting daily like I had planned to, but I didn’t want to stop spinning! Instead, here is one post with everything in it.

My totals are 1,811.8 yards, 2.05lbs, 1.02  miles spun. Spinzilla counts are 3,469.4 yards and 1.97 miles. Either way I spun over one mile of yarn! Last year I made it over two, but I didn’t spin as often this time because I had other things going on.

I have labeled the pictures with the names of the companies the fiber was from, and colorway if available, in case anyone is curious.

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Fox Hill Farm – Cormo

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Loop – Sea Nymph – Merino

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Curly & Ewe – unknown

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Cobble Rock – Alpaca/Angora

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Greenwood Fiberworks – Arcade – Yak/Silk

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Loop – Cornucopia – Merino

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Space Cadet – Thrive – Merno/Silk

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And a group shot!

Tour de Fleece – Day Five

Tonight I almost finished spinning up another Loop bump, this one “Smoke & Mirrors.” I plan to ply it with another bump I spun up another time that is lighter shades of grey. Or I’ll ply it with River Rocks I spun the other day.

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Smoke & Mirrors

I only have about an ounce or so left. It is a bit lighter than the light grey you see in the above picture. What stopped me from finishing?

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SNAP!

I have already sent a message to Merlin Tree in hopes of getting that leather part replaced. I tried spinning single treadle, but I just couldn’t get it to work. I have a team spin in tomorrow after work that I’ll be taking a Turkish spindle to instead.

Spin on!

 

Tour de Fleece – Day Four

I knew I would not get as much spinning done because of work, but I did get another 4oz spun up. This is a Loop cloud “Three Ring Circus”. Right now it is a single ply and I may keep it like that. Until I decide, I’ll keep it on the bobbin

It has lots of colors, sparkle, and shininess to it that you can see a bit in the picture. Here is what it looked like to start:

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And here it is single ply:

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“Three Ring Circus”

This was my first time spinning from a cloud. It was rather fun and I was able to grab whichever section I wanted to spread the color out. I’ll definitely be buying another cloud from Loop in the future. Probably at Rhinebeck in October.

Spin on!

Tour de Fleece – Day Two

Lots more spinning done today!

This one was made from three different batts that were in the July 2015 Spinning Box. The theme was “Lazy Days of Summer”. I’m calling the finished yarn “Ice Cream Social.”

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Ice Cream Social

This one was using the main fiber from the same box. “Watermelon”

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Watermelon

I have started spinning a Loop double bump. The colorway is “River Rocks”. I got the first bump spun, will do the second tomorrow, then two ply together. We’ll see how close I get or if I end up with more on one bobbin than the other.

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“River Rocks” Loop double bump

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One bump down!

I almost started on the other bump tonight, but I was starting to feel stiff. I did some stretching then decided I’ll stop spinning for the night. Tomorrow will be busy as it’s my last full day to spin until the following weekend because of work. I’ll of course spin when I get home from work though!

Tour de Fleece – Day 2

I forgot to post yesterday due to being busy, so here is where I’m at so far on the second day of the tour. I am spinning mostly Loop bullseye bumps, but have a few others planned as well. I am on four, yes four, teams this year; Team Merlin Tree (the makers of my spinning wheel), Team Loop (who’s fiber I’ll mostly be spinning), Team Turk (for Turkish spindles), and Team Webs (who are my LYS).

Skein number one was made with Loop bullseye in the colorway “September Song”. I n-plied it and got 87 yards, 6ozs.

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Today I spun up another Loop bump, this time “The Devil Made Me Do It”. 5.80ozs, two ply, 128 yards. I had some left one one of the bobbins and with that I n-plied and got seven yards.

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Earlier in the week I did some more spinning. I finished up the fiber that I bought at the Mutton & Mead festival, The Ugly Room in colorway “My Yard in September”. I spun it up on my drop spindle and plied it on my wheel. 3.95ozs, N-ply, 78.5yards.

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And lastly, I finished spinning this merino from Loop samples that I started spinning last year! Done on my Turkish spindle from Snyder Spindles on Etsy. .40ozs, 40 yards, two ply.

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