This first photo is of an excellent handwoven "newspaper basket" (big enough to lay your recyclable papers flat on the bottom). I will be storing fiber in it, naturally. Inside is a photo of Charlene Schurch's Mostly Mittens. It is Stacey's excellent find. She was looking through the books at all the booths, and LUCKY ME, because this one is out of print. I got mine for just list price, and amazingly, Stacey got her for 50% OFF!! You go Stacey! Both of these items are gifts from my grandparents for my birthday (which is on memorial day weekend, but they gave me the cash to buy my own gifts when they heard I was going to sheep and wool).
These are the spinning part of my haul. The first is a hand carved zebrawood and ebony spindle. I really want to tell you where it came from, because I LOVE IT and you should have one too, but I cant find the tag right now. When I do, I will post all its info. Suffice it to say, the spindle is whirling quite well for me. The two bags are 4 oz each of a Romney Mohair blend roving from Ozark Carding Mill. And actually, the red is pretty accurate, at least on my monitor. I think the two colors will look great together, and I am contemplating the merits of fair isle with a yarn from each, or plying them together. They will likely become a hat someday.
Just to be clear, I didn't wait in line for them, but since The Fold still had some Socks That Rock left when we walked by in the afternoon...I got three skeins of the Mediumweight. Colors are Mystic Kelp, Alina, and Seal Rock. My sister J has already staked claim on a skein as a future pair of socks for her, but is generously allowing me to choose which one.
and thats all I got!