For the first time ever, my stash enhancement requires a knitting section and a spinning section.
Here's an overview (click to make bigger, and ignore the Constitutional Law book lurking ominously in the upper right corner....):
Starting in the Top Right, then going clockwise:
- Knitting Vintage Socks: New Twists on Classic Patterns, by Nancy Bush. First purchase of the day.
- 2 skeins (1000 yards) of Brooks Farm Primero 100% Kid Mohair in fabulous browns and blues. Like buttah. AND it was on SALE. Booyeah!
- 1 skein (500 yards) of Brooks Farm Duet 55% Kid Mohair and 45% Fine Wool in amazing shades of red.
- A handknit hat in shades of Teal from Carol Mullen, who, sadly for the fiber world, is retiring this year.
- Two skeins (~500 yards) of heavy worsted wool in oranges and blues. Really spectactular stuff.
- Two Skeins (400 yards each) of Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool Co. Single Sport, which will become two fabulous pairs of socks. One is a lovely minty green and the other is peach/orange/yellow sherberty colored.
And now for the spinning haul:
Starting with the big red blob and working down clockwise:
- A ton of Carol Mullen's handdyed Corriedale Roving, and it was CHEAP.
- A walnut niddy noddy from Magpie Wood Works. Holy cow, this guy is amazing. The wood is so. SOFT.
- A mid-whorl walnut spindle, also from Magpie Wood Works. I went to visit this spindle four times before I finally broke down and bought it. The wood is so soft- it's absolutely amazing. And it makes me feel like I can spin!
- An ounce of white angora rabbit roving- ha! I can't even pretend like I'll ever be able to spin this.
- The white blob is about 3/4 of an ounce of plain white corriedale roving from a sheep named "Nicholas." The first roving I bought, and when I bought it I honestly thought it would be the only roving I was going to buy. HA. I am absolutely in love with Nicholas- the wool makes me feel like I actually have a chance at spinning- the fibers slide and move and spin up the way it seems like they're supposed to. I should call this vendor and buy up the rest of Nicholas's bounty!!!!
- Last but not least, a ton of roving from Fiber Fanatic (Laura Easterling). The colorway is "Crayola" and it is actually brighter in person than in the picture. I know. Scary.
Yes, friends, it was a very, very good day in Taos.