I’m so glad you all enjoyed the post about the Swingers. Let me just say to those of you who wish you had been there to see it in person: No. You don’t. Let’s move on, shall we? Let’s talk about the normal aspects of spa weekend. You know, the spinning and the stash enhancing. For there was lots and lots of both.
I brought my Reeves wheel with me for a couple of reasons. One was purely sentimental. Since I had bought Rosie at SPA last year it just seemed right to bring her back. The other was purely practical. Rosie needed a new drive band and I wanted Marcy to help me put one on. I won’t discuss the logistical difficulties of doing that without proper drive band material but I will say that I am very comfortable with replacing a drive band now because we did it about 3 times on Saturday. It was worth every moment, though, because I was able to spin this awesomely vibrant merino from Spunky Eclectic. Or, as Marcy called it, Funky Electric.
Four ounces of yummy singles, purchased on Friday night and spun on Saturday and Sunday. You gotta love instant gratification.
There was a bit of other fiber stash enhancing, too. I bought another hank of something gorgeous from Amy. What can I say except her color combinations are hard to resist.
You must remember the scarf I wore at Rhinebeck because I had it on in every photo taken of me that day. That scarf started out as an Indigo Moon brush stroke batt. And since I love that scarf so much, I decided another of those batts needed to come home with me.
Also irresistible was this orange merino/silk/alpaca blend. There’s only 7 ounces but I grabbed it while I could because Indigo Moon is going out of business. Word on the street is that MaryLynn is going back to school. Good for her. Bad for spinners.
I also scooped up a bag of bunny
crack fiber from Kim. This is some of the softest stuff I’ve ever touched. I may not even spin it, I may just fondle it forever.
I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about SPA by now so I’ll stop. Except to say, once again, that it was a fabulous, relaxing and over-the-top-fun weekend. Bring it on for 2008!
My only regret is not having bought a brush stroke batt and a bag of that lucious roving from Indigo Moon. Was this her last event?
I could never be sick of hearing about SPA! Keep the pics coming – I love it! I was supposed to go this year for the first time but had to cancel. Hopefully next year I will be there…….
Wow! That fiber is gorgeous. I keep telling myself “One day, you will spin.” Until then, please keep the pictures coming!
Indigo Moon? NOOOOOO!! Their booth was full of such fabulous stuff at Rhinebeck and I have dreamed of buying more when I return. Sob…at least I still have some pretty roving to spin.
Your enhancement of stash was well done. Good diversity of color and fiber. I’m feeling slightly envious;-)
WOW…what BEAUTIFUL fibers you have! I love the Funky Electric..and…well all of them are fabulous!!
I got that same colorway form Amy too! the Autumn colored one! Ha!
Oooooooh, so much beautiful fiber! Sounds like you had a great time at SPA!
Wow! That’s a lot of gorgeous fiber you got. I can’t wait until MDS&W because that will be the first real opportunity for me to go fiber shopping on a large scale. I look at it all on the web but I’m a tactile person and I want to feel it first.
Great colors in some of that fiber you bought! I’ve been thinking about those colors a lot lately and even did a painting with them because of it.
OK, I’m a fool. I just read your post from LAST year’s SPA and thought you’d bought ANOTHER wheel this year. Oh, somebody give me a clue.
What a great haul! I’m betting you will have a TON of fun spinning those fibers up – even if you just put them on a shelf and pet them afterwards. 😉
Indigo Moon going out of business????? How sad!
Beautiful fiber purchases!
I’m with Kimberly..one day I will spin. Until then I will live vicariously through you!
Oh, that last stuff is pretty pretty pretty.
So pretty, can’t talk, too jealous!
You picked up some really pretty fibers!
I could never be sick of hearing about SPA either, and I was there. I’m thinking not so much of 2008 as of NH… MA… Fiber Frolic… what can I say? I like my gratification delay as short as possible.
What beautiful fibers!
Yummy new stash! That’s too bad about Indigo Moon going out of business. I really liked their fiber.
what glorious fiber!
Changing the drive band on my Reeves is tricky too – maybe you can give me lessons (smile)
How could we ever forget your scarf ;o)
Beautiful fiber! I love Amy’s stuff…I have no less than 10 hanks waiting for spinning…
I love your singles. Good looking haul, Carole.
You DID get some little lovelies, didn’t you? That alpaca blend from Mary Lynn is scrumptious looking! Such a bummer she is getting out of fiber 🙁
Isn’t it silly… I’m sitting here with complete fiber envy. heh I have fiber. I have nice soft pretty colorful fiber. But it doesn’t make me stop wanting more! More! More!!! hehe Further, it makes me want to go to fiber festivals so I can see and feel it all along with other knitters and fiber freaks! 🙂
Lovely! I especially like the full circle of buy it Friday, spin it Saturday, finish it Sunday.
And I could only bask in the reflected glow of sitting next to an exquisite Reeves Saxony all weekend.
Wow, nice haul. I love the fiber from Spunky Eclectic. The colors are always superfun.
Kristi aka Fiber Fool says
Impeccable taste, Carole! I love all the fibers you picked out! 😉
ooh. fab colors you chose!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who is love with Amy Boogie’s colors! She has a way with fibers, that woman.
It’s all so lovely. I pass a herd (are they in herds??) of sheep every way on my way to and from work and I almost always see them in rainbow colors – I’m sure you understand what I mean!
Oh my my, that stuff looks gorgeous! I’m glad you had a fabulous time at the SPA weekend!
It’s all so gorgeous! Can’t wait to see what you make with it!
ooohh, love feeling all that fiber. drool over it. can’t spin it (yet). not enough time for knitting. worried to begin a second obsession!
They all look good enough to eat:) What a great adventure.
beautiful stuff. i’d love to bury my face in the pretty bunny stuff but then my body would probably start wheezing. give it a good rub for me!
Thank you for the colourfest,