I went shopping with the intent of buying fiber to spin for the 2012 Squalicum Valley Artisans Faire in September. I'm hoping to have at least a dozen skeins of yarn for sale and hopefully some crocheted items too.
BSG is such a feast for the senses! You can find yarn, fiber, and what ever else in just about every color of the rainbow.
This picture, taken a couple of years ago, illustrates the magnitude of the decisions that you have to make - what to buy, what to buy?
I knew for sure that I wanted to go to Crown Mountain Farm booth to get some grey baby alpaca and baby camel roving to match what I got last year so I'd have enough to finish my project. But look what I found - mullberry silk sliver, in a 2 ounce package, dyed in the most beautimus colors! (honestly, I could have gotten one of each color, and there were 13 or 14 shades!)
And they had some Blue Faced Leicester dyed in the same color way! How could I not get this big bundle of deliciousness? ? ?
And then there was this blue green "lake colors" that are my very favorite colors in the whole world (get the feeling that this one might not make it to the sales table???)
Write it up, Mr. Crown Mountain - I gotta get out of your booth before I spend any more money!
Then down the way at Carolina Homespun (where their motto seems to be "Spin for Peace and Equality") I found this pretty Mountain Colors BFL . It JUST MATCHED the silk, don't you think - good fiber karma, I thought...
I also bought a couple of new crochet hooks - you can never have too many crochet hooks, you know.
Other things I got was this 1# bump of blue variegated potluck roving - It is probably corriedale or another fine, soft wool. I have a couple of projects in mind for it.
Another place that is a favorite to shop is Dawn's Custom Carding -
This Romney roving will spin up like a dream.
She always has something to feed my mohair locks addiction...
More Romney in some nice fallish colors - it will be a pretty variegated yarn, that, hopefully will sell well.
And of course, I needed a new bar of Fogwash Soap. Couldn't leave BSG with out that~
Let me know what you think of all my new treasures, OK?