I believe I've found my knitting mojo again. My spinning, while not so far gone, has been listless. I just kinda lost my groove for a while. But now that the fall chill has descended, I've gotten the urge to knit. So without further ado, the followup post to my Maryland Sheep & Wool excursion.
Fleeces. I didn't realize this until I started taking pics but they're from the same source. They're both Romney-Corriedale crosses from Howell Hill in Glenelg, MD. I haven't washed them yet but they don't appear to be excessively dirty. The vegetable matter seems to be the regular amount as well, not like rolling in a haystack or anything. Two 'typical' fleeces, with average amounts of lanolin, dirt, and VM. So this should be a good test of my wool prep skills.
Locks. The breed of red locks may have been identified at the booth, but I didn't write it down. Red locks from Wool 'n' Quilts/Triple 'R' Farm. The remaining locks are Border Leicester-Finn cross from Spinners Hill.
Pin-draft. I'm thinking of plying these two together to create a lemon-lime marled yarn. But I'm scared it would be
eye-scorchingly too bright. Pin-drafted roving from Ozark Carding Mill.
Top. I got two gorgeous Blue-Faced Leicester tops from Gale's Art. I braided them to make it easier to store. The top with rainbow colors is called Festival. The top with raspberry, mauve, and orange colors is called Cherry Blossom.
Mill ends. One of my lys, Rosie's Yarn Cellar, hosts a bus trip to MDSW. They had an early bird, pre-boarding sale. I scored some lovely Koigu mill ends. So while not on Howard County Fairgrounds proper, this certainly counts as part of my MDSW haul.
Spinning Tools. I purchased my Ladybug from Yarnbarn of Kansas. The top whorl spindle is from The Drafting Zone.
Acccessories. All of these fabulous items are from The Mannings.