I spent the day today at the Strange Folk Festival, a local craft festival in Illinois. Here is Rachel with a portion of her booth. Notice the lovely bats in the upper right side of her display... Ahem. (Yes, Deborah and I had something to do with those.) But really, doesn't it all look fantastic? It is. She'll be there tomorrow too. Please don't buy the batt I tucked behind the others after I took this picture. That way it'll be in her stash for me to buy next week.
This lovely lady spun up one of the bats just today while we were at the festival. It is lovely and nubby and so much fun.
The day was a perfect fall day and there were plenty of folk in attendance.
Some of us were spinning, although I was not... my wheel has a crack in it. So much for not getting a new wheel for Christmas.
I helped organize this. Really, all I did was paint a sign and commit to teaching knitting to all comers. Of which there was one. Really, people wanted to shop.
Well, some of us stuck around to knit between shopping forays. Sharon, Natalie, Mindy and Kim. Jamie joined us but I flubbed up her picture. In it she was wearing a jaunty green hat and knitting cute mitts. Sorry Jamie.
I was tempted by the bottle cap and vintage tin jewelry. Very tempted.
I stuck to knitting though, and got busy turning this (spun from Rachel's merino nylon roving) ...
Two socks, 8 stitches per inch on 47" size 1 Addi turbo needles, 2 at a time, toe up. Seriously? It's hard for me to put this project down. And you know how susceptible I've been lately to the siren call of spinning. They're solid and sturdy and green and orange. What else could you want in a pair of fall socks? The book? So far, I love it. I'll do a full write up later. I should probably knit.