This pretty batt is merino, wool and firestar. I bought it a the booth of Sheepish Creations.
I bought some undyed merino at the Little Barn booth (two bags full, ha ha):
I don't know if I'll spin it white and dye it when the yarn is done or dye the fiber first. Maybe I'll leave it white. We'll see what happens when I get that far.
I also bought 4 ounces of bombyx silk fiber at the same booth:
I'm a sucker for the shiny stuff.
I also bought this fiber:
It's from the booth After the Sheep. The fiber is merino, bamboo and nylon. It's so soft and spins really nicely. I bought two braids of this. The dye lots look almost the same, but I think I am going to spin both and ply them together so that the yarn matches.
I couldn't wait to get home and spin this. It sure helps when you have fiber that wants to work with you! And my Golding spindle doesn't hurt either. I love it. It spins so long that I can get at least 18 inches spun before I have to wind it on.
I also bought some yarn:
The yarn is from Knitting Notions. Love the colors and it was on sale!
My shawl is coming along. Ten rows left and it's history.
I didn't get much knitting done in the car. I was looking at the scenery and navigating for Paulette.
The Fiber and Folk Art fair was fun. I would go again. There was lots more knitting and spinning stuff than quilting, pottery and basketry. There was a food court with yummy food. I had potato pancakes for lunch, topped off with a deep fried Twinkie for dessert. The Twinkie was good. It was the first time I had tried one. All the fried stuff made me sleepy on the ride home. All in all, a fun day!!