And of course… after Rhinebeck…
Then it was time for more dyeing, and NEFF! New England Fiber Festival. Luckily this one was close.
I was with Moose Manor and Art for your Feet on this one, who shockingly made it up here after Sandy wiped out their power and flooded their basements and left all manner of destruction in their neighborhoods.
It was nice, relaxing. And of course, good company.
On the first day I made my only big purchase, a Russian spindle from Spunky Eclectic. I’ve never spun on one of these before. It’s made with lignum vitae and I really like it. Though it’s not as transportable as a suspended spindle.
After about 20 minutes of futzing and figuring, I pretty much got it down, though I’m not terribly fast at it. I made some lovely super fluffy yarn with the ColumbiDale roving.
Once I’d figured that out I decided, hey screw this fiber stuff. Fiber’s for noobs and wimps, right? If Rumplestiltskin can spin straw into gold, I should be able to do better than that, right?
Aawwww yeah. I decided physical spinning was too easy. Bring on ethereal spinning! I’m gonna spin LIGHT!
And finally it was back home! WHEW!
Dogs say, “Next time we’re coming with you!”
That’s all for now!