There was an extremely kind spinner who let Yankee give her spinning wheel a . . . well . . . spin.
Best of all, there were friends.
I wish I'd gotten a picture with Pat in it, but she must have been busy shopping.
Here's my haul for the day. First, three pins made by two delightful little girls who had a little table set up at their mom's booth. I was happy to support the young fiber lovers.
Two lampwork glass bead stitch markers from Glastonbury Glassworks.
A beautiful sterling silver shawl pin/eyeglass holder from Leslie Wind.
Tiny - and I mean tiny sock earrings from Things by Jeanne.
And my favorite purchase . . . a drop spindle and fiber!
I bought the Kundert Spindle from The Wheel Thing from a fine young man who the girls and I lovingly refer to as Spinning Boy. When I was shopping for a drop spindle I went to The Wheel Thing's booth and asked about the difference between various types of spindles. This appeared-to-be-about-16 -year-old kid very enthusiastically explained what I wanted to know - and he knew this from his own spinning experience. He told us that he got into spinning after going to a spinning guild meeting with his mother. How can anyone not have a little crush on this kid? We were all gaga over him. Spinning Boy.After a quick lesson from Mad Knitter and CostumeChick, I was off and spinning. Look what I spun so far!
I did that during the ride home. It's so much fun! I don't know if I'll ever spin enough to knit anything with, but even if I don't, the fiber is beautiful and it will look great just sitting on a shelf.
Now if someone tells me to go sit and spin, I will.