I’ve decided not to attend market tomorrow.
I’ll spend my time working on a few new things, instead.
Like these new-to-me fibers from Ashland Bay:
The small amounts of fiber I sampled (about 1/2 an ounce each) gave me enough information to:
- determine the amount of fiber I need to spin
- at the appropriate diameter and twist
- for the type of yarn I want to make
- and the number of yards it will take
- for my favorite woven samples
- otherwise known as – scarves.
So I’ve written up my project plans; measured out 3 ounces of the Yak and 4.5 ounces of the Suri Alpaca; and added them to the line-up in my next-on-the-list spinning basket.
I also have some Cashmere ready for a shawl. So moving that yarn from skeins to center-pull balls; measuring warp; and dressing a loom is another instead-of-market possibility.
Doesn’t sound as exciting as the Festival of Fools?
But it’s definitely more my speed.