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Episode 15: Taos October 14, 2009

Filed under: fiber festival,Show Notes — RedQueen @ 12:20 am

Listen now!  Click here!

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Oh boy!  Have we got a lot to talk about…

Hello to Evergreenknits on Rav!  It was very neat to meet a listener!  🙂  The Black Sheep Knittery is sadly no more.  😦   We’re going to do a swap!  It’s a Cheapskate Swap (say that five times fast)!  Email us at podcast(at)herestoewe(dot)com if you’d like to participate, or join us on the Ravelry board.  Stay tuned to find out more info in the future…

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MH seems to have crippled herself.  She’s got knitting-aggravated pain that goes from her left thumb, up the inside of her elbow, up the inside of her bicep, and then wraps around the front and ends in her left ear.  Not good.  She’s on knitting restriction for the next few weeks (no insurance since she’s changed jobs!), and is totally bummed.  Anybody else have this injury?  How about homeopathic remedies?  She’s using BioFreeze right now (which is awesome), which is helping a little.  Her Bubble Sweater set is done, she’s making a cloche hat w/ a button, and a Socktopus.  Can’t imagine how she hurt herself….

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!!!  (that’s your friendly reminder.)  🙂

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TAOS

Sheep in Bag

The Sheep in a awesome TWF bag.

RQ learned that your First Wool Festival is not a good place to also practice your skills as your first podcaster experience.  🙂

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MH‘s goodies (pics to come) included:

The Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool Co.

Ken & Grayce Aggen

10429 CR 2126 North, Henderson TX 75652

903-836-2406

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Brooks Farm Yarn:

Brooks Farm

412 Old Red Oak Rd.

Lancaster, TX 75146

972-227-1593

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The MAVWA (Mountain and Valley Wool Association) has information here.

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RQ’s enormous purchase list.  Ready?  Here we go:

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Very nice people, a father-daughter team when we were there.  I bought 3 lbs. of Merino / Coriadale / Rambouillet cross in roving form ——>

Very loverly and soft!

For Echo I got an oz. of each of the following:  Cochineal (red dye), Logerwood (purple dye), Oxalic Acid (mordant), Copper Sulfate (mordant), Potassium Alum (mordant).

mordants

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Want to see the best score of the whole trip??

MY NEW WHEEL!!!

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<—– My lavender-scented bump of Shetland (1 lb.)

Everything smelled so good!  Echo got a hank of white Shetland mule, and a hank of Bluefaced Leicester to play science with.  🙂

Sheep Camp fiber

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wearable art

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Bijou-Basin-Ranch

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I bought a really pretty pattern from these folks.

That ——>  is the incredible free-form sweater thing that they had displayed.  For more information on the artist & the process, click here.

They sold out of all their fiber on Saturday!

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KCL Woods (no card!)  Is awesome.  I got a WPI (wraps per inch) tool to hang from my spinning wheel!

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Royal-Fiber-Spinnery(because it’s hard to read:)

Royal Fiber Spinnery

Rod & Marilyn Dakon

815 Gavilan Canyon

Ruidoso, NM 88345

575-258-YARN (9276)                                          royal spinnery lace

www.royalspin.us or rdakan@royalspin.us

This is Santa Fe Skies (laceweight) —–>

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royal spinnery fingering.

La-Plata-Farms

And this is Venus (sportweight) ——>

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From these guys, I got:

a new spring for my wheel;

a Shepherd’s Crook

the book The Intentional Spinner by Judith MacKenzie McCuin;

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This unwashed Bluefaced Leicester (1 lb.):

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And this 6oz ball of Merino/Black Welsh cross roving:

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…and I’m sure some other stuff I can’t remember yet.

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Awesome Raveler with a tent:  Goatservant!  aka Ellen’s Wooly Wonders was where I bought a pretty oak & copper Niddy-Noddy.  Yay!

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Dyers Wool

Pam, Jim & Kelsey Dyer

2727 CR 134

Hesperus, CO 81326

970-588-2292

www.dyerswool.com

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I bought this 2oz. Combed Top Rambouillet/Columbia from them.

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The sampler bag of CVM roving!

Which is from Sheepfeathers Farm!

Robin &b Mark Phillips

11843 Billings, Lafayette, CO 80026

303-665-2618

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This is the pretty Pygora, Russian spindle, and what’s left of the samples Galina gave us to try.  In ScannedImage-6the samples?  Oh, just Qiviut, Yak, Buffalo, Vicuna, Cashmere, and Cashgora.  😉

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Here’s the link to the Knitmore Girls’ interview with Galina:

Galina Knits Behind the Iron Curtain:  Episode 48

And here’s the link to their show notes.

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Registration for Stitches West just opened!  It’s in Santa Clara, CA.

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Don’t miss the Open Ranch day in Edgewood, NM!  November 7, 2009.  Visit FOUR alpaca farms!  Cool!!ScannedImage-7

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Congratulations to Dr. Gemma and the Fiber Collective for the first annual ( 🙂 ) Fiber Retreat!  Yay!

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Music for this podcast is “Carnival” by Digisphere.

If you’d like to send us an email, you can write to podcast (at) herestoewe (dot) com; or send us a message on Ravelry, either to MaddieHatter or RedQueen

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