I am heading off to Olds College on Saturday for my favourite time of the year; Fibre Week. This trip in the past has been filled with classes, wool shows, shopping, relaxing, knitting and spinning. I get to surround myself with everything I love most and spend the week in a dream state. I am on partial business this year as I have been hired a Wool Judge for the Custom Woolen Mills fleece show and sale. I have been wanting to do this since I took the wool judging course at Olds in my first year there. Since that time I have judged fleeces in all 3 prairie provinces. I am very proud of myself for that. I have always been an advocate for education and each fleece is a new learning experience. There is a lot to learn with wool and thats one of the many reasons I love it so much.
In my Tom Bihn Swift I am bringing (from left to right):
- Ball Winder for plying
- Crochet shawl WIP (almost finished)
- Skein of Falkland handspun for a new shawl
- Knitting shawl WIP (almost finished)
- Interchangeable needles
- Notions pouch
- Niddy noddy
- 5 braids of fibre - hoping to spin one skein a day on my wheel (Corriedale, Romney, Merino/Cashmere/Nylon, BFL/Nylon, Shetland
- Spindle WIP - spinning 3 cops on my Malcolm Fielding Interchangeable spindle, to 3 ply and make sock yarn. Fibre is an alpaca/merino/nylon blend from Twisted Sisters (bought at Olds) This is the second cop almost finished.
- Bare spindle for the spin-in - Tabachek Mini
- Bare supported spindle Miss Lucy Tibetan
- Kromski Travel Wheel (not pictured)