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.


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

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.

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.


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.

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. =)

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.

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

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...

A not very good angle on the flyer.

The orifice.

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

The double treadle

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...


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!

Anonymous 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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