5.08.2011

Shepherd’s Harvest 2011

Well, it’s been almost a year since I last posted. I have a ton of stuff to update, but I’ll have to split it up over several posts.

In the past year, my life has undergone a huge change — I got a full-time job! I now work at Adobe on the Photoshop team, which is pretty much the coolest thing to happen to me in a long time. Of course, that means that I went through a major adjustment period starting in August, and I don’t have as much free time anymore. But I can actually afford my hobbies now, so there’s that.

This weekend was Shepherd’s Harvest. In my last post, I wrote about my newfound interest in spindle spinning. Despite my love of the spindle, I ended up buying a spinning wheel as part of my “yay I got a job” present. It’s a Schacht Ladybug, and I love it! Here’s a photo.

I’ll write a spinning update soon, but for now, I’ll post pictures of my awesome Shepherd’s Harvest haul. Let’s just say my budget was greatly improved over last year. Even so, I only spent just over half of my allotted budget.

It will probably take me years to spin and knit/crochet all of this.

I’ll start with the various fibers. As you can see, I really like the braided stuff.

Gone Batty Fibers
www.gonebattyfibers.etsy.com
4 oz.
Color: Heather
100% Wool

Gone Batty Fibers
www.gonebattyfibers.etsy.com
4 oz.
Color: Tapestry
Wool/mohair

River’s Edge Fiber Arts
P.M.S. (Prime Merino and Silks)
www.riversedgefiberarts.com
4 oz.
Color: Chocolate Dipped Raspberries
65% Merino/35% Silks x 3

Happy Hands Hand Dyed Fibers
www.happyhandsyarn.com
4 oz.
Color: Pansy
Falkland Top

Cloudlover
www.cloudlover.com
4 oz.
Color: Juke Joint
60% Superwash Merino/30% Bamboo Rayon/10% Nylon

HoneyGold Acres
4 oz.
Falkland top

Fiber by Malla
1.7 oz.
Color: Signs of Spring
Wool, silk, mohair

Frabjous Fibers
Hand-dyed Merino
4 oz.
Color: #10 Moulin Rouge
100% Merino

Goldfish Love Fibers
www.goldfishlove.com
4 oz.
Color: Not Like Me
100% Corriedale

And then we have the yarns…

Corny Goodness
www.cornygoodness.com
100% Ingeo PLA (Corn Fiber)
100 grams
460 yards
Color: Spruce – Medium

Corny Goodness
www.cornygoodness.com
100% Ingeo PLA (Corn Fiber)
100 grams
460 yards
Color: Mulberry – Medium

IlLOOMinated Yarns
www.illoominatedyarns.com/shop
Colors from Nature
Minnesota Hollyhock
55% superwash BFL/45% silk

Little Gidding Yarn
www.lgfsurialpaca.com
1 oz.
215 yards
Color: Teal
100% Suri Alpaca

I got some other stuff, too:

Needle Felting Kit
Martin’s Magical Menagerie
www.englops.homestead.com/martinsmagicalmenagerie.html
Small Bunny

Drop Spindle Earrings
Made by Becka Rahn
www.beckarahn.com
www.beckarahn.etsy.com

I also got a starter kit for dyeing (not pictured) and Amigurumi Toy Box by Ana Paula Rimoli. I figured that learning dyeing is the next logical step, even though I probably have no time to learn another skill. Oh well!

There were so many awesome vendors — it was very overwhelming to wander through the buildings and decide what to buy. I can’t wait till next year!

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