Saturday, July 28, 2007

Field Trip

A small group of us knitting ladies are off for a fiber festival today. This will be the first fiber festival I've attended, and, just looking at the vendors, I can see that I'm not going to be able to see everything. However, there are a gazillion people in Michigan that are spinning, dying and raising fiber! I called around our local town yesterday, and couldn't find anything. There isn't even a "spinning" section in the phone book. So while I'm out admiring and burning up a credit card today, I'll also be lobbying for better advertisement. With my normal load of three kids, and then company for the week, if I find time to call around looking for you, it would be really nice for both of us if you were easy to find.

I'm looking forward to learning a lot about spinning today. I've seen pictures on the 'net of how you card fiber, dye fiber, and spin it, but if I could get ahold of a talkative soul today, I bet I could pick up a lot of knowledge. Wish me luck! Of course, being a good blogger, Arleta reminded me to bring my camera. She's far more clever than I, and thanks to her, I'm sure I'll be returning with pics of Alpacas and tables of colorful rovings. There's also a fashion show, but with all those vendors, I'm not promising I'll be able to sit and watch. Unless I buy roving and get a lesson first.... it's okay to spin at a fashion show, right? (Probably not. I know polite)

So I'll be posting and sharing again tomorrow or so. Have a safe weekend!

7 comments:

AR said...

Hehe, clever, right! Let's see if I remember to use my camera.

My plastic is staying at home! But there is a little knitting girl here demanding some yarn. Spoiled kid! :) I mean Lil' Arleta, not me!

trek said...

Lucky you!

del said...

That sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. Have a great time!

Beth said...

Hey! Check out Spin Off Magazine. I have like 12 ads in there with every spinning wheel manufacturer I carry plus a couple of other places - or
www.thespinningloft.com
Can't wait to see you - it's a year round fiber festival at my shop.

TheAmpuT said...

ShoppingShoppingShopping!!

Carrie K said...

I hope you had fun! What could be wrong with spinning at a fashion show?

Jennifer said...

How fun! You'll have no problem finding a talkative spinner willing to share.