Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Frolicking

When we last saw our heroine, she was surrounded by 17 bags of stinky sheeps wool, desperate to decipher the code behind the evil Vegetations riddle of "too much veggie matter"...what does this mean? Who can save her? Will the wool survive???




Not so much.
I filled two 30 gallon trash barrels full to overflowing with nasty wool, and kept looking from the fleeces on the ground to that in the buckets and thinking, "is there really that much difference?" Sadly, there wasn't. Of the 17 fleeces, only 4 were usable upon inspection of a knowledgeable eye, that of Diane at Oasis Farm, where the fiber will be processed into roving. Good Karma was still obtained by all, however, as the wonderful owner of Good Karma Farm, who saw me struggling to carry NINE bags of fleece across the fair grounds by my little self (now THAT was a site to see! But as I mentioned to a passerby crossing the street w/ me, if I had been struck by a car I would have been well protected!!)came to my rescue and, as I mentioned the wool would not be suitable for my uses, he declared it could be put to great use as a learning tool in his new mill! Fabu! I didn't have to drive the rest of the stinky lot home and bring it to the dump.
So what else did I do with my wonderful day? SHOP. I had the delightful company of Joanne, and we cruised every building and booth about 3 times, spent copious amounts of money, visited with the animals, were later joined by Ericka and Chris, popped in on the fabulous Amy of Spunky Eclectic and saw her new wheel (seriously, this thing is too beautiful for words -- and that lazy kate! omg), and later ran into some fellow blogger friends, Cheryl and Teresa, while stopping for a gnosh from a wonderful Fallafel cart. (I got an amazing chicken/cucumber wrap. YUM.)
A few pics...my lunch buddies...

a few animals...


my haul (columbia/finn, camel -- I've already dyed some, llama, alpaca, some super cool buttons and beads not in pic)...

and from Spunky...

From there we went to Indigo Moon Farm and saw MaryLynn who is sadly (for us!) closing down her business to pursue a medical career. I managed some small restraint and didn't buy EVERYTHING but did come away with a ton of fiber for making batts, a fantastic 3lb cone of a very interesting rustic wool silk for dyeing, and for me, 2 ounces of caaaasssssshhhhmeeeerreee. mmmmm.

3 comments:

Amanda1 said...

Too bad you didn't get more out of that unprocessed wool!

Nice haul on all the other fiber. WOW!

Nichole said...

Nice haul! :)

SleepyEyes said...

Wow, wow! Look at all the fiiiiber! You definitely live in a wool house now!