Beth Smith

Michigan Fiber Festival

Went to Allegan today. More on that in a moment. Here is some progress on my Feather and Fan shawl. I’m actually a little further than this – about 8 rows further. It’s coming along nicely but the rows sure do get longer fast. I’ve finished 68 rows – 120 rows to go.

One person I finally met today was Chris from Briar Rose Fibers She’s just darling. I’ve spoken to her on the phone many times but this is the first time I’ve met her face to face. One of the samples in the booth was Icarus made up in her Legend yarn – I think. It was beautiful made up in a heavier yarn. Just more ideas for more projects in the pipeline. HMMM.

So I bought some fleeces today. Some of them are still being used as clothing for the ones who grew them. This guy. Yearling Wensleydale. Have I mentioned that I’m a big fan of Wensleydale? This wool is soooooo soft. I didn’t believe it was Wensleydale.
I also am getting this black one. Beautifully soft and also a yearling.
This one is a possibility. It’s like a silvery gray. Beautifully soft and it’s a ram for crying out loud!
Here are Kate and Becky and me hanging out in front of the Skaska booth hoping to catch the attention of our favorite Galina.
I just thought he was pretty. A Shetland. I love the size of them and he just had the nicest face but wouldn’t let me touch him.
Then there are always the Angora goats. These are cute little babies.
This guy is ready for Halloween.
Ryan has always been a fan of the goats. If we didn’t live right in town I’d probably get him one.
I also asked for a hold to be placed on one of these fleeces. The color is beautiful and goldeny. She’ll be sheared in September and then….more mohair for me.
Don;t we all love the bunnies?
I met this girl. Can’t remember her name. We were laughing too much and there was picture taking and wrote down her blog but not her name. Please comment Ms Snot if you are reading.
And then there was StitchyStitchy and her lovely daughter. There were others I met but I was slow on the camera draw.
After we said our good byes to Galina and Kate and Chris we started on home.
Maggie was a little tired.
Ryan was exhausted. After he woke up he told us that the goats made him tired.
Here’s what I bought for myself. Two ounces of 50% Buffalo, 25% Cashmere and 25% Silk. Soft as a Buffalo’s bottom.
This I bought for the shop. Blue Faced Leicester in the grease.
And a comb by Indigo Hound. It’s got finer teeth and I think might be useful for the mohair and other finer fibers I like to comb.

That’s not all that happened but that’s all I can think of right now. I need to knit.

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