One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Things that go ’round

May 2nd, 2010 · 12 Comments

It’s that time again.   This weekend was MDSW.  This year I went down on Friday afternoon, with the kids.  We stayed with a family also comprised of twins and a SMC (single mother by-choice) who live in the suburbs of Baltimore.  Saturday the other mom kept all the kids keeping them busy, fed and safe.  This enabled me to hit the festival unencumbered.  Good thing!  It is becoming more and more of a zoo each year.  The 88F temperatures didn’t help.  This is the first year I’ve gotten a sunburn at the festival.

Did this stop the shopping?  Not a chance.  More on that in a bit.

Today, all six of us hit the festival for a few hours before the Phillips clan headed back north at 1pm.  We had a great time.  It was nice to spend the weekend them and a yearly tradition might just have been born.

Okay, so this is what my kids looked like just before I hit the Delaware Memorial Bridge on the way home.


Would you believe how much you can jam into the trunk of a Camry?


We don’t need no stinkin’ minivans to get wheels home! In that trunk are 2 bicycles that my friend’s kids outgrew and passed to my pair, the scooters we went down with and a nice wooden wheel, amongst other hand-me’s.  Boots.  Knee pads.  Elbow pads.  Fiber 😉

My purchases were small in number but not insignificant:


The purchases:

  • 4oz Mulberry silk from Little Barn
  • 4oz dyed fine wool also from Little Barn
  • Alpaca fiber (about 3oz)
  • 34g Bosworth Moosie (need to find the tag in the trunk to get the shaft wood but it is dark)
  • Frederick Bordua marked 30″ Canadian Production Wheel from The Merlin Tree

Yes i know, this makes 4 years in a row that a wheel came home.  But but but… it’s a tradition ya know!

This does mean that I do have a wheel for sale 😉  This time it is the 27″ CPW that I bought a few weeks ago.  Pictures are here.  Its not that there’s anything wrong with it, I just wanted a 30″.  I know.  Crazy.

I’m off to bond with the new kid.

Craft on!

Tags: Stash Enhancement

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah // May 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    The CPW is lovely – how much are you selling it for? How does it spin? I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a Saxony wheel…

  • 2 dorre // May 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    ooh new toy … looks like fun 🙂

  • 3 Elsie // May 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Did not run into you this year but it did get to be a bit of a zoo early on. Glad you had a good time and found a new wheel!

  • 4 Manise // May 2, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    And here I thought you were singing “The wheels on the bus…” with kids. Hehehe. Sooo not surprised. She’s a beauty! Were you the first in line at his booth?

  • 5 JessaLu // May 3, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I’m just going to sit over here and laugh…hehehe ;op

  • 6 Kim // May 3, 2010 at 10:50 am


  • 7 JessaLu // May 3, 2010 at 10:53 am

    p.s. she is very pretty. ;o) I’m laughing over here ‘cuz you are up to what, 11 wheels now? lol

  • 8 Hillary // May 3, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Too bad I missed you at the fair this year. I was so crowded. As I recall, last year you were carrying a wheel when I saw you. Tradition indeed. The wheel is lovely.

  • 9 Tina M. // May 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Jealous! I would love to go some year, but it’s so close to Clermont and Cummington. Local shows win out, it’s just cheaper that way. But oh, I’d love to go some year. You know, when I hit the lottery.

    Sleepy kidlets are cute. 🙂

    Congrats on the new wheel! I hope the other CPW goes to a wonderful home. I have no doubts someone will want her.

  • 10 lynne s of oz // May 3, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    You are a devil with those wheels! LOL
    The kids are getting big! And you got a moosie – lovely 🙂

  • 11 Kris // May 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    yes, absolute tradition, I missed you at the festival for yet another year running!

  • 12 Lea // May 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! She is a beauty. Missed you at the Festival, but with that crowd, I’m not surprised.