Yesterday Theresa & I had a great time visiting The Fold and ended the evening with a wonderful dinner with our husbands. So it was a good morning for being lazy. Instead of making Pete go out and forage for breakfast as he usually does on Sunday mornings, I decided to mix up some scones. I got some great King Arthur Flour scone mixes from Elaine in trade a while back, and they are really easy and good!
But enough about baked goods, I really need to tell you about The Fold! It was so much better than I ever expected. Tons of fiber (even things like yak and bison?!?) in lots of colors. A good selection of spindles, niddy noddies & lots of wheels. And a whole bunch of nice yarns (which we didn't really have a chance to look at because we were so taken with the fiber!)
I already started to spin up one of my purchases -- some blue merino/kid mohair. I don't think I've ever spun Merino before, so it took a little getting used to, but I really like it. It isn't a solid blue. . .
It's a little bit darker than it looks in the picture. After I ply up some of it I'll post pictures.
And one last thing -- Deanna, from my knitting guild, wanted me to mention the Heartland Knitting Retreat that she is putting together. Annie Modesitt is one of the featured teachers! And Deanna taught the workshop on needle felting at our guild meeting in May which was a lot of fun. The retreat is in December and there is more info at her website.
Tomorrow I will show off my latest Black Sheep Bags design -- the Carroll Bag -- named after my mom.