Not much knitting news this week. I’ve taken a time out on The Man’s sweater. Will rally the troops and make another charge maybe sometime soon. Hate to put the handspun through too much rippage, though.
I’m in anticipation this week. I expect to be receiving my new bobbins for Sophie back from Mr. Antoine sometime soon, and also looking forward to a really good fiber sale next weekend-
Here are the details-
Skagit Producers’ Fleece Sale
Saturday November 14th, 2009.
It starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.
“Quality, soft fleeces consigned by local producers will be available and will include white and natural colored fine, medium and long wool sheep as well as white and natural colored mohair from Angora Goats. Also available will be dyed and processed fiber.”
Everyone is invited to stop by for a fun day at the farm and bring a friend! If you are looking for a “special” fleece, call (360) 757-6281 to see if they can assist you. The sale is located at: 17543 Peterson Road, Burlington, Washington
Directions: Traveling South on I-5, take Exit 230. Traveling North on I-5, take Exit 230. Turn left onto Highway 20, turn right onto Garrett Road, turn left onto Peterson Road and follow directional signs.
Every year I go and get a really nice, clean natural colored Border Leicester fleece for the stash.
Here are some recent results from last year’s find-
A lot of last year’s BL went into the Experimental Sweater–but I still have some left, so I’ll have to be careful not to overindulge. But it’s hard to keep one’s head once the wool fumes hit.
Perhaps I should take a chaperone?