Sunday, March 25, 2012

Homespun Yarn Party!

Today was FANTASTIC. My husband and a few friends and I went to Savage, MD to check out the Homespun Yarn Party, and we were well rewarded. There were a bunch of fantastic fiber artists from the area including Snallygaster Fibers, Rock Creek Yarn, The Camel Shoppe, Cephalopod Yarns, The Verdant Gryphon, Taylored Fibers and Space Cadet Creations. There were SO MANY beautiful yarns and fibers that it was really difficult to limit myself to just a few things. But of course, I couldnt walk away empty-handed. So here are my new treasures:
Spiral Tip Bubinga & Beech .9oz
Top Whorl Spindle from Kate's Cauldron

2oz of Alpaca Roving from Taylored Fibers
490 yards Fingering Weight Superwash Merino
in "Plumberry" from SpaceCadet Creations
Homespun Yarn Party button and tape measure

The highlight for me though, was competing in the "Longest thread" spinning competition. Everyone who wanted to participate was given the same amount of fiber to spin and we all had 15 minutes to spin the longest thread we could. I came in third place with 21 yards! And, everyone complimented how nice and even mine was. *beam*
Spinning on a drop spindle.
Last Note: Husband walked around with a sign on his back that said "Did your spouse bring you here? Spouse support group." He got a lot of laughs.

1 comment:

  1. I am very jealous, those all look like such amazing finds. I need to pick up my spindle again, it's been awhile.