Thursday, September 23, 2004

Fiber In

I figured out my camera issues so now I can tell you about my weekend. I had a wonderful time. It was great to see that there were so many Fiber Lovers in Florida. I had a hard time dragging myself out of bed that morning, so I missed some of the demos. Thankfully I managed to make it there in time to catch the Spindle Spinning Demo. The demonstrator was selling spindle kits for $3.00. This is what you get.

What a wonderful deal.  The fiber spun easily, the spindle was very well balanced, and the pamphlets where very informative. After Gina showed us how to use the spindle, she taught us how to Andean Ply. It is incredibly easy. The link that I just gave explains it very well.

After the demonstration I bought some fiber from a nice lady that gave me and Nancy a demonstration in Needle Felting.

She makes the most adorable sheep! That snowman was pretty darned cute too.

Now I have to try this! Like I really need a new hobby! I can totally justify this new hobby however. It is a way to use up the bits of fiber that gets torn away while spinning. So there! After that Clarice brought out a little friend of hers that I was quite anxious to meet.

If that face doesn't melt you, then something is seriously wrong! Didn't she pose so pretty for the camara! When I was a kid I always had pet rabbits, but I have never owned an Angora. As soon as Rob and I get out of this apartment and into a house, I plan to get one or two. You get a wonderful pet, and you get the added benefit of their wonderful fiber to spin. Getting to pet this cutey patootey was worth the two hour drive I tell ya!

As you can see I had a great time at the Fiber In, and I can't wait to do it again next year. Honestly, I wish we could do it a lot sooner.