Friday, October 30, 2009

Southern Indiana FiberArts Festival Pictures!

And here they are Pics from the Southern Indiana Fiber Arts Festival in Corydon Indiana. It's not a huge festival, but it was cram packed with some of the kindest vendors your will ever meet. As you can see a great time was had by all!

A picture of the LunabudKnits booth to tide you over until next year!

I really enjoyed this little festival. I'm at a cross road right now as to whether I want to do this festival again or go for broke and try to get into the monster that is Rhinebeck. Not that I think I have a chance in heck of getting in at My plan with festivals is to vend at as many festivals in parts of the country I have never visited as I can. Sounds a bit on the crazy side doesn't it? But then again, I do have a bit of the wander lust in me:)

A picture of me goofing off snapped by the other Luna:)

My Wool Pencil Roving

A little selection of my hand dyed Combed Tops

Mom Has a little thing for cookie cutters:)

Luna Ortiz and Hubby in their booth Blue Ball Mountain Spindle Works

Susan Markle of Trading Post Fibers She and her happy helper (pictured above) were our next door neighbors at the show and two of the most absolutely wonderful gals around!

The Gals of Fiber Antics Fiber Antics

Bev Larson the Basket Lady

My BFL Sock Yarn

Dave and Pam Hoover's Kromski's at Rooster's Run Farm

My Ravelry Girls:) These gals are just too darn fun!!

Rooster Run Goats. I really wanted to take one of these little sweeties home with me!!

Rooster Run Finn Fleece was to dye for! Pun intended here:)

Luna Ortiz of The picture of me is courtesy of Luna!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mom's Yarn

A little story behind the yarn here. See, Mom & I were at the Southern Indiana Fiber Arts Festival. She being Mom saw the cutest little felt bag. So, I sent her back out from the booth to find some fiber to be spun for her to knit into the cute little bag with trinkets tacked on. Well, she came back all excited talking about another seller who had the perfect shade of pink she wanted for her bag. I went back and haggled, well, not really. The woman hated the pink color and I asked her how much for all. We lucked into over 1 pound of pink romney for $10…lol I still keep thinking we made out like bandits on the fiber! And I’ll bet she is thinking we are the biggest suckers…lol

Anyhow, I carded up about 8 ounces of it with a bit of yellow merino, silk, red firestar and blue wool nepps. The pictures are a pictoral of how the yarn started and how it ends.

Original ball of pink with spun yarn

I don't often spin from batts in batt like form! As I am taking them off the drum carder, I use two knitting needles to roll them off the carder into drum carded Puni's similar to cotton Puni's. From here, I can either draft the puni, spin from the puni or un-roll the puni to spin from depending on my present mood:)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Southern Indiana FiberArts Festival!!

What's up for this week end? Well, another Fiber Faire of course!

I have yet to attend the Southern Indiana FiberArts Festival, but that didn't stop me from signing up to be a vendor. Most of the gals in my knitting/spinning group have been to the show in the past and I have heard nothing but good things about it! You can find out a bit more about it here: Southern Indiana FiberArts Festival.

There will be demonstrations, classes, critters and of course what fiber festival would be complete with out tons of fiber. I'll be there with two floor model Louet spinning wheels for anyone who would like to see and feel the joy of spinning on a wheel with ball bearings! If I had only known now, what I knew then, I would have bought a

Hope to see y'all there!

Friday, October 09, 2009

KY Wool Festival!!

And here it is! A few pictures of LunabudKnits at the Kentucky Wool Festival near Kincade Lake State Park in Falmouth, KY. A good time was had by all.

There are of course a plethera of craft vendors, demonstrations, pony rides and the carnival food area. Trust me that I had my fair share and then some of the sugary delight that is the funnel cake! A little bit of this and that to make even the fussiest faire goers happy. But what makes this little Kentucky event special is the WOOL TENT!

In the wool tent, knitters and spinners alike have plenty of options to choose from. I was drooling over the hand dyed rovings and yarns. We had batts galore as well as weavers who were busy at their looms. Spinners could be seen here, there and everywhere! There was a very nice selection of supplies for all fiber crafts, from felting to spinning, to knitting to weaving. It was a glorious week end for all! And here are a few pictures to prove it!

Yes, my booth can use a little help. But it will be looking a bit better at the Southern Indiana Fiber Arts Festival Oct 16th & 17th.

One of my Ravelry buddies and I.

My little display tower of power!

We do have a blog up all about the Wool Tent and you can view it here: Wool Tent.

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)