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New Jersey fresh from the Garden State.

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And fresh knitted baby hats at the NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival…

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Fibery loot

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I was delighted to see a lovely display of handspun hats from the Hats On! book and bought roving to spin for this one which has been on my todo list for ages. I love her three color version of it. I picked up a couple skeins of “skinny” sock yarn as I don’t seem to have enough of that in my stash. Kat has a photo of Tarragon as a lamb and I was delighted that her fleece was available again this year as was Shale’s pretty BFL fleece. Donna has sold both Pumpkin and Pecia so this year she offered me Lee’s fleece (cormo) which I think is even nicer. I can’t wait to spin that! I also picked up some writer’s salve to try out and have since heard really good things about the company.

New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival

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New Hampshire Sheep and Wool is probably my favorite show because it’s small and not super crowded and it’s also not terribly far away. This year a big group of friends made it out and we had a really wonderful day.

Brought to you by the color green

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I finished my plying marathon with this lovely green 3-ply (2 merino, 1 angora) for Miss Pat’s hat. The white angora was just too dominant for my purposes so I over-dyed the skein a deep blue green. I took both skeins to the library for Pat to see and she was absolutely delighted with them.

Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival

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On Saturday, Krysta was kind enough to pick me up and drive down to the Connecticut Sheep and Wool festival. I felt unusually tired and rundown all day so I didn’t take a single photo but we had a lovely time nevertheless. The small festivals are always my favorite. I brought home some qiviut roving and corriedale sock yarn for me and a needle felting kit that will be a gift. Thanks Krysta!

Angora roving

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This is some lovely angora roving I bought at SPA in February. I haven’t tried spinning angora roving before but this is really a dream to spin and I will have to get more next year. Sadly, I cannot remember or find the vendor’s name but I remember it was a really good price and I bought a big fat bag of it. I’m making very good progress on the yarn for Pat’s hat!

Oh, hello again Tarragon!

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I’ve been sick with some respiratory thing or another since the end of February and it only seems to be getting worse. This means I’m not doing much in the sewing room (lest I sew my finger!) and am not up to complicated knitting much either. Spinning is something I can almost always do. We didn’t have much bitter cold this winter but the one week we did, one of the local librarians fell head over heels for my handspun angora hat and asked if I might make one for her. Towards that end I’ve been working on yarn for that here and there. It’s a two color hat so I have some lovely tan angora already spun up that will be paired with two plies of green merino, yet to be spun, and pictured here is one of two plies of cormo/Romney (aka a sheep named Tarragon) that will get plied with a white angora singles.

Gilead Farm visit: Part 2

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Gilead Farm visit: part 1

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