I spent the day in the company of some very pleasant people at a Shepherd's Market in Rush, New York (90 minutes from home. It was the first event these folks had ever put together and it was well-organized and had a lot of variety. So many lovely things to buy, and it felt good to be buying local.
I was in a buying mood and treated myself to some wonderful-looking frozen lamb, some heirloom tomato plants and some wool to spin. Here are some extreme closeups of a couple of the lucious wool rovings and locks on offer:
My favorite buy of the day was some extra-pretty corriedale. The traditional name for the color is "moorit". The color is distorted in the picture, it is, in person, a warm milk chocolate color. Armed with a little better knowlege of fleece than I previously had (and well-versed companions) I have a fairly good idea of where I'm going with this eight ounce portion of yumminess. It has a crimp which will do best finely spun and plied. I chose to try Navajo plying this time. The result - a springy, elastic yarn. Just the thing for a pair of socks.
P.S. The Post-a-Day is officially over. While I'm proud of myself for sticking it out, I think I might slow down the pace for a bit. As always, I'm grateful that you come visit me.