Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 2011

I've had some fun & a few setbacks with this, but it's finished & most definitely wearable. More than wearable - it's a pleasure to wear. Now I just need a couple more in different colours. That shouldn't be a problem as it is a quit knit when all goes smoothly. And here it is...
Sweet Afton Vest
The Sweet Afton Vest. Handspun by myself in British Milk Sheep. Spun semi worsted. Indigo dyed. 2 ply. 12 wpi. This was a 'test run' on the new to me Elizabeth saxony wheel I picked up this fall.

Oct. 22, 2011 was the Woodstock Fleece Festival. Once more it was a lot of fun & just full of colour, fleeces and ideas. I have been wanting to get my hands on some Suffolk fleece for spinning for mitts, etc. I came home with some as well as some Jacob, Clun Forest and Icelandic. I found some pygora that came home too.
Next year it is going to be held on Oct. 13, 2012.