prepping for Indie Knit & Spin

I glanced at the calendar yesterday and realized there are only about three weeks until Indie Knit & Spin! After the Autumn Fiber Event last weekend and a busy (not with fiber) September, my inventory is rather low. I have high expectations for this upcoming event, so there is a lot to do to get ready.

  • Spinning yarn
  • Carding 30-40 batts
  • Sorting and picking Corriedale/Border Leicester fleece
  • Dyeing
    > Falkland top
    > Shetland roving
    > Cotswold locks
    > Corriedale/Border Leicester locks

And then it’s nothing for three months! Maybe I’ll finally have a chance to paint the bathroom and practice wet felting and get all that custom yarn spun up. It’ll be a good time to hibernate and get stuff done.

Check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group to get more information about the event.

Undyed locks will make their debut at Indie Knit & Spin! Here is the beautiful Corriedale/Border Leicester cross I found at Woolfest. It has lovely wave and a great staple length. After a wash and dry, I’ve been picking through it, separating the locks and pulling out VM. The locks fluff easily, so you could just pull them apart and spin them without further processing necessary.

measuring a lock

hand picking a fleece

Orange

 

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