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Topic: Low Stress Fiber Swap Round 1  (Read 14601 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2009 11:18:02 AM »

You made the right decision sallyb.  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2009 11:58:23 AM »

I'll definitely be signing up, I'm just holding off for a bit...I'm trying to keep myself to 4 swaps.  One of mine is done, I just don't have the feedback yet, but I'll get it taken care of soon.

I just got about 40 pounds of fiber, some new handcards, and a new wheel at the fiber festival, so I'm all ready to go!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2009 12:45:41 PM »

Wow, that is quite a haul!  Shocked What did you do, buy a herd of sheep?  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2009 01:39:31 PM »

Mmmm.... 40 pounds of fiber.   That reminds me, I better start saving up!

If you are near southern Wisconsin (or even if you're not... I'm prepared to make the 6 hour journey):  www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com

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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2009 02:27:01 PM »

I just received some new fiber in the mail, I started spinning it right up.  Its merino silk blend in purples..... yum.

Don't worry though I have 3lbs of white roving just waiting to be dyed for this swap.  Okay not all three pounds but you get the idea....
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« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2009 03:21:52 PM »

Wow, that is quite a haul!  Shocked What did you do, buy a herd of sheep?  Grin

hahahaha, not quite, but almost!  At my fiber festival, you can buy raw fleece right off the animal, and that is totally the cheapest way to get it.  I got llama and alpaca fleece for $2.50 a pound, and mohair locks for $6.00 a pound.  Plus, I go every year, with my whole family, and we stick out quite a bit so people remember us and give me a discount...which is awesome.
My hubby has recently caught the fiber bug too, and he really wants to get some bunnies.  He was asking all the alpaca breeders about tips because he really wants to start a fiber farm.

I bought my wheel as a kit, and saved 250 bucks on it.  We sanded everything last night, and tonight we are starting the clear coat.  I hope the humidity will magically go away.  I want to get spinning sooo bad!!  (I got an Ashford Traveller, in case anyone wanted to know!  The fiber fest is great because you can try out all the different wheels...from the really high end ones to the wheels made from PVC pipe!)
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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2009 09:18:47 AM »

I am going to send in my quesionaire as soon as I get feedback on another swap.

I am super excited about the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. I am going to take a day off of work just to go. Grin

I just purchased two pounds of super wash roving and merino/tencel roving that I can't wait to dye up for this swap.
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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2009 11:12:30 AM »

Wow, superhooker, did you get a deal!  That is awesome!
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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2009 11:18:34 AM »

You could make a nest of fiber and live in it superhooker. It would be the prettiest nest ever.  Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2009 01:46:17 PM »

Mmmm.... 40 pounds of fiber.   That reminds me, I better start saving up!

If you are near southern Wisconsin (or even if you're not... I'm prepared to make the 6 hour journey):  www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com
I am super excited about the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. I am going to take a day off of work just to go. Grin

Dangit, why did I have to look at this thread.  I'm pretty sure I'll still be broke at the time of the festival, but if there is some kind of meet up, please PM me and let me know, maybe I can daytrip it.  I live just north of Milwaukee.

Thinking about this swap, but I may pass on this round.  At least I have until the 28th to think about it.
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