I didn't meet Libby, but Karida was there with books and yarn.
Cici and Chelette were there too.
Isn't this a good idea? Just sell your yarn out of the shipping boxes when you have overstock!
I couldn't resist some roving and yarn.
Karida's dyes and sells her yarn and roving under the name Neighborhood Fiber Co.
Penthouse Silk Lace, 100 percent silk, 1100 yds.
Merino Silk Roving, 80 percent merino, 20 percent silk, 4 oz.
I couldn't resist the turquoise and brown in this roving from Sheep Spin.
4oz. 100 percent merino wool
I don't know how the Sheep Spin will spin. In my very limited experience, Corriedale has been the easiest for me to spin consistently and evenly. The Sheep Spin doesn't pre-draft easily, i.e. it has more resistance than other roving I've spun. Is that actually the benefit of pre-drafting? So that I don't have to pull too hard while I'm spinning? It doesn't have much sheen, so I'm curious about how it will look knit up. Priscilla plies some of her yarn with Habu stainless steel; learning that has sparked my imagination! So if this looks too dull after spinning, I can ply it with something that will pick it up a bit. (My apologies to more experienced spinners out there - I haven't learned the lingo yet.) Anyway, color drove my purchasing choices as usual.
Must remember to ask Anne, my spinning teacher, how to measure how many yards I've spun and plied.