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    Synapse goes to the Fiber Frolic

    I went to the Maine Fiber Frolic today. It is an annual event sponsored by a group of Lama and Alpaca ranchers. It is held at the Windsor Fairgrounds in the booming little metropolis of Windsor Maine.

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    Yeah, a new spindle had to come home with me. What was that I saying about clearing out again?
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    This is Clementine (on the left) she was smiling for her photo.
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    Once again I apologize for the photo quality. I'm still working on it.
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    I love that green wool! Did you buy it at the Frolic to spin with your new spindle?

    I finally conquered crochet today - gonna need more YSSs!
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    Travel: WF + Pilot or SA, both with SE/SCB
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    Favourite TB colours: aubergine, forest (sniff!), linen, wasabi, UV
    Hoping for: A new dyneema colour for YSSs; a Linen Side Effect; the return of Portable Culture!

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    Hi scribe, yes, I will spin it up on my spindle, if it's not too heavy. If it is I'll just find a lighter one. I've got one or two to pick from. The color is pretty washed out in the photo, it is really nice. It is 50% mohair and 50% wool. I only got four ounces but that should be enough to make a scarf.

    Congratulations on the crochet thing. Now you need to spin your own yarn to crochet.

    What is a YSSs please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    What is a YSSs please?
    Yarn Stuff Sack

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    Thanks eWalker.

    scribe, I prefer the all dyneema Yarn Stuff Sacks. One of each color would be so cool.
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    Love the pictures Moose! Scrumptious fibres and beautiful Alapacas and a smashing bag! I find spindles to be as addictive as TB bags..at least they dont take up that much space.

    Crafts were the reason I discovered TB...I was on a lookout for a really good bag that I could take to spin ins, A and P shows, spinning clubs etc...so I started googling Knitting bags and came across TB....it should have ended right there with a Swift....but of course it didnt. Many bags later...my collection is growing....just as my spindles...

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    Vivelly, this one is a one ounce Hatchtown spindle. I only have ten or eleven. My collection is pretty small by most standards. I have one that is made from an old loom spindle, it's very primative and I love it.
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    The most primitive are often the best. I have one very simple one made by a NZ woodturner...its not muc to look at but it spins till the sun comes down. I am a big fan of the Ken Ledbetter spindles...I could collect them for the looks alone..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    Congratulations on the crochet thing. Now you need to spin your own yarn to crochet.
    Hmm, maybe not - I've been using knitting and crochet to procrastinate on my novel, so I definitely don't need another time-consuming hobby!

    The nearest I get to spinning is that I rewind all my bought skeins into centre-pull balls on a nostepinne, as it makes them much easier to use in a stuff sack. It's nothing fancy, just hand-turned wood* from Wales, but so much nicer than a plastic mechanical winder - and it tucks away in the bottom of my Swift when not in use.


    * Probably poplar, judging by the grey streaks in the grain and the light weight, which makes it easy to handle
    Last edited by scribe; 06-07-2014 at 11:54 PM.
    Collections:
    Work EDC: SE + S19 + DLBC
    Leisure: SCBs, MCBs, FJN, Swift, lots of YSSs
    Travel: WF + Pilot or SA, both with SE/SCB
    General organisation: More pouches, stuff sacks and cubes than you can shake a keystrap at!
    Favourite TB colours: aubergine, forest (sniff!), linen, wasabi, UV
    Hoping for: A new dyneema colour for YSSs; a Linen Side Effect; the return of Portable Culture!

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    I thought it was a Hatchtown! Those are my favorite high whorls. Did you get to meet Jim or Pam?


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    Looove! Lucky you! I miss going to fiber festivals and enjoying the atmosphere/vendors, so glad you got to enjoy! That spindle is lovely! I'm going to have to check out Hatchtown.

    Early planning, but is anyone up for a 2015 MDSW TB meetup? I am going next year no matter what! I went in 2010 and it was such a great weekend. My friends all went this year and had a blast, so for me it is 2015 or BUST.

    Eta...I am debating going to the Shenandoah valley fiber festival in Sept too...it mostly depends on my Dh's work sched and my son's school...and if I am up for traveling with three alone again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindlitis View Post
    I thought it was a Hatchtown! Those are my favorite high whorls. Did you get to meet Jim or Pam?


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    Not that they'd remember but I've met them a few times at MDSWF. Pam was at Fiber Frolic but she was really busy so no time for a chat.
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    They were out at Black Sheep one year, but I didn't make contact with them then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flaneuse View Post

    Early planning, but is anyone up for a 2015 MDSW TB meetup? I am going next year no matter what! I went in 2010 and it was such a great weekend. My friends all went this year and had a blast, so for me it is 2015 or Bust.
    Flaneuse, I didn't get ti MDSWF this year but would consider 2015. It really depends on work stuff.
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