Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Getting ready for Crafty Bastards

It's that time of year again! Crafty Bastards is coming up fast, and I've spent the past month getting ready. Strangely enough, the usual craft show panic hasn't hit me yet. I'm feeling pretty serene. It might have something to do with the fact that I'm fairly certain that I'm going to break my record for most yarns spun for a craft show (or ever all at once) sometime in the next few days.

I also recently finished spinning the largest single skein of yarn I've ever spun. 9+ ounces! The hardest part was fitting this thing on my bulky flyer, I ended up having to stop because I had it packed on so tight that the back of the flyer popped off and refused to go back on.

I've secretly been referring to it as 'the beast' in my head. Although probably I won't actually name it that. Probably I'll come up with something nicer sounding.

Here it is next to a normal sized skein of my patchwork yarn (heavy worsted to bulky weight) for scale.

I was planning on spinning another huge skein or two in different colors, but I haven't quite recovered yet from the first one. We'll see!

P.S. This year at CB, when people ask if I raise any fiber animals, I will be able to answer: "Yes!"

But please don't ask unless you really don't mind hearing all about how awesome my goats are.


April said...

Congratulations on reaching surpassing your spinning numbers.

The beast looks great. Need to find a fitting name for it. Maybe "Bertha"?

Sarah said...

The beast is beautiful! And I can attest to the awesomeness of your goats. It looks like the new ones have come?

Dag said...

your yarns look awesome! gorgeous color combos!