Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rhinebeck Part 2: The Fiber

Okay, so I'm posting part two. I know. You're shocked.

I'll give you a minute to get over it.

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Alright. Now, I picked up some really lovely fiber at Rhinebeck. I mean like.. well... a lot of it.

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This is 4 oz of a BFL cross sheep. I can't remember the other sheep and the bag is downstairs so I'll have to get back to you on what kind it is exactly.

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As you can see this is a Merino/Cashmere/Angora blend. I'm really excited to spin this up. It should turn out just lovely.

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One of two BFL tops that I bought. I just love the colors in it. I can't wait to see how it spins up.

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This is approximately 4 oz of bleached camel down. The lady at the stand said they were more like 1/10th of a pound than an ounce because her scale only weighs in ounces. I was pleased because they were only $2.50 a bag. =)

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This is 8 oz of correidale. I can't remember the name of the place I got it from, but it's on the tag... also downstairs.



Some of the fiber I got I've already spun into yarn.

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This is blue correidale from the same place I got the white from.

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And this is the 2nd BFL top that I bought, also from Into the Whirled.

I know, I know, you're asking yourself, how in the world did she spin all of that yarn so quickly? She doesn't own a spinning wheel.

Well, my friends. My largest and favorite purchase at Rhinebeck was a spinning wheel! My very own wheel. =D I love it. It's a Kromski Sonata and it's gorgeous...

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A not very good angle on the flyer.

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The orifice.

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The attached lazy kate with the leftovers of the BFL top.

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The double treadle

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And of course, the wheel.

As you may notice there's some fiber fuzzies on the wheel. I've spun almost a pound of fiber in the last week and I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. Luckily I had Ktb38 (A Rav Friend) to help me get used to the wheel. She has the same one. I just love it. It's acutally a travel wheel. The top part with the flyer comes off and it folds in half and goes in its own carrying case.

Stay tuned for Part 3: The People...

6 comments:

KellieBelle said...

So. Jealous.

Emily said...

Not knowing a lick about spinning I have to just say that your wheel makes me think of a pirate ship! I'm not sure why....

Lovelovelove the fiber! Happy spinning!

knittingsiamese said...

Wow, beautiful wheel!!

Candice said...

HOORAY! You have a wheel!!!!!

Maybe we need to get together soon for a spinning day, and I can throw my Ashford Traddy in my trunk :)

ktb38 said...

YAH! Your spinning looks great!

knottygnome said...

congrats on the wheel! it's lovely.

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