I went to the St. Distaff’s Day Spin-In again, and had a pretty good sales day. Interestingly, this year it was the merino/tencel rovings that were selling well, not the blended batts. Mysterious are the ways of buyers. Also, the Sterling yarn was popular.
I bought 3 raffle tickets for $5, and put all the tickets in the cup for one basket — which I won! What caught my eye was the great greeny-bluey merino/tencel roving from Lavender Sheep, colorway “Columbia River”, paired with a very silly and fun commercial novelty yarn.
Isn’t that great? I think they’ll be very fun plyed together, or knitted as one.
But wait! There was more . . . When I unpacked the basket, there was a bounty of other stuff.
Pale green Colonial superwash roving from Great Balls of Fiber, a pattern for a neat purse to make from quilting fabric, cool fiber and wood purse handles from the Philippines, a needle gauge, a magnetic purse clasp, bottle of body wash in the scent Snickerdoodle, and a fabulous carded batt from Crystal Creek Fibers. This baby is HUGE!
I was thinking it was merino/tencel, but looking at her shop, I see she does silk blends also, which it could well be. I’ll write and ask.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this amazing raffle prize! I am astounded at the wonderfulness of it. Even the basket is nice.