Saturday, September 17, 2005

Today, Aaron, Tina, Chuck and I went to the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival in Hemlock, NY. There were scads of vendors and sheep and alpaca and bunnies. I bought a bag of roving for felting and a drop spindle to try and spin some of Ernie's wool.

Afterwards we drove around the Finger Lakes to visit a potential lakefront property that turned out to be really-big-pond property. The drive went somewhat like this... Me: "Barn mural! Pull over!... Grape pie! Pull over!... Ice cream! Pull over!... Grapes! Pull over!" Umm... yeah.

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  1. How did the Ernie spinning go?

  2. Handspinning! Now you're talking! (My favorite hobby.)

    (Hint - try a lighter weight spindle, like a CD spindle, for short fibers.)

  3. Ohhhhh! Fiber as in fabric, raw materials for crafts, knitting, etc. At first I had visions of Metamucil and bran muffins, and thought, Fiber festival? How much fun can THAT be?!?

  4. You sound like me when ever my husband and I are out on a drive somwhere and I see some interesting signs. LOL.