Since buying my wheel, I've gone a little crazy with buying fiber.
Just a bit.I won't even post pictures here, because they're far too embarrassing (if drool-inducing, heh).
I kept saying that I was going on a fiber diet, but it just never stuck. Damn etsy! But after attending the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Fest, and buying.. lessee.. 20oz of roving and (cough) 7lbs 12oz of fleece, I swore that I'd be off buying fiber/yarn until March 2011.
Somehow though, I'm still managing to acquire fibery things. Ryan brought me some very yummy yarns from England, then bought me a beautiful skein of locally grown and spun alpaca while we were in West Virginia. Mom purchased some roving from Pocket Meadow Farm for me to spin up for her, and I just won 2 skeins of Sanguine Gryphon Eidos in a West Knits contest on Ravelry. Eeek!
The contest, Westknits in the Wild!, had some fantastic entries, and was very inspiring. There were 10 winners total, and I was incredibly excited to be among them. These were the pictures (which Ryan took!), of me and Mom walking by the river. I'm in my Boneyard Shawl, and Mom is wearing my recently completed Clockwork. Isn't she gorgeous?
If you haven't knit one of Stephen West's patterns yet, you should. They're well-written, distinctive, and kinda addictive. Well, really addictive.
Coming up soon: a post on processing my first fleece! :)