It’s pretty much the “only” well known fiber festival locally, so I try to go although it’s about 45 minutes away from home.
I didn’t go for a couple of years so I was really excited. This is the courtyard between the two exhibition halls. Hello Yarnover truck!
I live in Orange County so I don’t really get to see Yarnover Truck very often. It’s so cute and lovely inside too.
3 beautiful rovings I got from the festival! The top is from Abstract Fibers, purchased at the Custom Handweaving booth. The bottom two are from Capistrano Fiber Arts. Capistrano’s rovings are sold at 2 oz increments so I liked that you can try more high end fibers without investing TOO much. I like to spin very thin anyway so even with 2 oz, I could knit a lace shawlette or something. The only pictures of me from the festival were from my shopping at her booth because I sent my husband away with my camera (hehe) but I was told not to take any pictures at her booth by the owner so I can’t post them here…
This shop I loved too. The name was Forbidden Woolery, but their Etsy shop seems to be empty right now. I liked their FB page for updates though!
Overall, it was a great show. Now that I got into spinning, the show felt much more relevant, and my husband also had a great time looking at the stuffed Alpaca from A Simpler Time booth and generally being the supportive husband. Oh and we found some great restaurants near Rolling Hills Plaza and even talked about moving there hahaha. (No, we love Irvine and our new home too much).
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Tagged a simpler time, alpaca, california, capistrano, customweaving, festival, fiber, forbiddenwoolery, spinning, torrance, yarnovertruck
I have a 2-wk trial and lots of deadlines coming up and sometimes don’t have enough energy to spin at the end of the day. Like last weekend. I had a long (more like a full-day) meeting on Saturday so on Sunday, I spent few hours dyeing some rovings.
I just wanted some soft colors that I could spin and ply together. I only dye with 4 dye colors. I mix and match and control the absorption
Soft Cotton Candy? hehe Milkshake Colorway
Sour green apple color!
Both are really yummy colors right? I’m so happy how the colors turned out. There’s that piece of me that gets so satisfied when I pet the colors that totally get me.
Today 7/14 is Day 16 of Tour de Fleece! (And de France too but who cares).
I have this lovely 100% merino 100g skein to report.
Very soft, fluffy, such a lovely handspun. I’m so!!! excited about how it’s going to be used.
July 14, 2013 in Knitting
Tagged ashford, handspun, kiwi, Knitting, ravelry, spinning, tdf, tdf2013, tourdefleece, tourdefleece2013, traddy, traditional
So it seems like my blog is now more about spinning than knitting or designing haha.
So the plying on the gray merino began.
So nice and fluffy-!!!
It’s n-plied and it is around sport weight but definitely has thicker spots.
My sis is visiting in town so things are more hectic in the house. Haven’t seen her in months! Well, Candy is happy. I wish mom were able to travel this time too, Candy would ‘ve been so happy to see her. .
Well TdF will continue. …