Sunday, August 20, 2006

Fiber fest & Finished object

So I had a pretty neat weekend; I went to the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan. New experience, as I've never been to one before.

What have we here?

A massive ball of hot pink and black roving, and a drop spindle. I'm trying to learn, but I seem to be pretty klutzy with the thing. Any tips? I'm new to this spinning thing.

Just in case I hate it, I have backup: two balls of wool from a vendor called Lamb Lane, in hot pink and green (green for my mom). They're 400 yards each, sport-ish weight, and were only $6 each!

Also we have 200 yards of a 50/50 wool/silk blend that feels like butter! I'm picturing a nice lacy scarf ALL FOR ME.

Yeah, I'd say I was actually pretty good and didn't buy all that much.

This is my clapotis, out of my birthday gift yarn, seven balls of Noro Silk Garden #205. I know everyone and their mother has made one, and I felt sort of like a sellout doing one, but I really like how it turned out.


Alice said...

i filled in a questionaire last year on knitting that asked which stitch patterns I'd used in the last 6 months. There was st st, garter, seed, feather & fan etc then clapotis. As a stitch not a pattern. Which is sort of is. So don't feel like a sellout. You wouldn't feel like a sellout for doing a 2x2 rib would you?!

Amy said...

Yeah, I guess when you look at it that way...

Punch in "clapotis" as a keyword on flickr sometime; you get scarves/shawls of all different shapes and sizes. I guess it really did become a stitch pattern as opposed to a mere pattern.

You always make me feel happy, Alice. =)

Darn it all, why didn't I wear my clappy with my outfit today? It's cold in this here coffee shop and I'm wearing pink.

Purl said...

Hey! It's great to meet you. I replied to your comment on the dishcloth KAL blog, but I may have made a mistake in posting it.

Obsidian Kitten said...

oh man, so you went to the FiberFest! i'm also on PRKG, & just linked to you, you're also in MI, how funny! i live near east lansing, but my truck broke down fiberfest weekend & i couldn't go, i was so sad and mad, GRRRR!
the last two yrs i was there it was SO great. i'm so envious.

love the b&w dishcloths!