Monday, October 21, 2013

Little York Fiber Festival

 During Columbus Day weekend, I went to the second annual Little York Fiber Festival sponsored by the Cortland Repertory Theatre in Preble, New York.  It's a two day festival held in the Little York Pavilion right on Little York lake.  It was a perfect fall day that made wearing hand knits essential, especially with the chill in the air.  I chose to wear my Color Affection :-).

 I went on a Sunday, which probably wasn't the best idea since some booths were definitely picked over.  I did manage to find a couple of things that hit my eye though.  I got some fiber from Windsong Originals Farm and Spun Right Round.  From Windsong, I got Cotswold, a fiber I have not yet spun.  I really liked the muted colors and the feel of the fiber so, I'm excited to give this a whorl (get it? hahaha!).  The SRR fiber is in the colorway Vacation and is all BFL.  I have yet to spin the last braid I purchased from her but I'll get my buns in gear to spin it soon!

 The last two balls of fluff came from my friend, Gretchen, which I will use to practice spinning on the Ashford Traditional that Angela let me borrow.  The top came from Maggie's Farm and the bottom is a pinkish red mystery.  I do know that both are BFL, one of my favorite types of fiber to spin because of it's staple length.

Gretchen and I ended our trip to the festival with some knitting at Coffee Mania - they make a mean Iced Chai.  As you can see, I'm making some serious progress on my Terribly Simple Shawl. 

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