....crap-ton, as in boatload or any other synonym you'd like to insert there - I'm big into synonyms! Anyway, today I went out to Stony Mountain Fiber to get a birthday present for one of my students - the one with the alpacas. You see, last week I let her play around with a spindle at school and she seemed to take to it AND she has a birthday coming up, so a trip to Stony Mountain was necessary to find just the right gift. Here it is:
That's an Ashford spindle, lavender & black bits of Cormo, and Lee Raven's "Spin It" book. I hope she'll like it!
....and because Stony Mountain is not exactly close, and you can never tell when there might be a fiber shortage, I got a little for me, too:
That's also cormo, except in eggplant and tan, with a little firestar thrown in for good measure. I'm really excited about what this could turn into....yums! The white roving is from Stony Mountain Fiber's own sheep, mixed with some bamboo - sure to spin up soft & buttery!
I arrived home to find a BIG package shoved into my mailbox. The package was BIG because it contained a $50.00 gift certificate's worth of yummy fuzziness from Julie at Flawful Fibers and Yarns. Here's what I found when I opened it up:
Starting at the top and moving clockwise we have: 80/20 Merino-Silk in Velvet-n-Roses; Superwash BFL in Ignited; 60/40 Merino-Bamboo in Feline(aka Tabby); and some extra bit of Superwash BFL & a lovely skein of boucle' Romney/Perendale called Insomnia. Major SQUEEEEEEE day! I think I now have enough fiber in my stash to outlast the recession. Must stop lurking/lusting/longing at/over/for all the lucious fuzzy fiber I find...and find the time needed to spin it into yummy yarn! Now that's something to look forward to!