On the Book front I put down my non-fiction book about the escape from Alcatraz - I didn't like the over-all structure of the book. I found it hard to figure out who all the players were... Anyway...
I picked up Yarn: Remembering The Way Home by Kyoko Mori. I'm about 2 chapters in and she's so compelling. I hope she lands on her feet, especially since she's a knitter :)
I have been to the Midwest Folk and Fiber. It is a 3 day Fiber festival and folk art thing. They had a small display of work, quilting and weaving and things. There was a market floor with about 2 dozen venders and some outdoor vendors selling foods. There were bunnies on the market floor. Sweet angora rabbits some sheered, others a-fluff. I took no pictures. It was not really worth the $10 entry fee. Although I didn't take any, the classes were pretty good with great teachers.
I did take home a small grocery bag full of fiber. One project for spinning and one for knitting. I picked up some Gradients in Merino Silk from Fiber Optics in the Fire in the Sky colorway. I also got some great turquoise yarn from Lost City Knits in the DK base.
On Saturday we start Tour De Fleece. I am going to try to finish some of the long term projects on my bobbins and spindles. :) It includes the Blue Moon Fiber Arts mystery fiber in Briar Rose that I've been drop spindling for about a year and change. I picked that up at the Sewing Show in Schaumburg in March 2012. It's a nice prep and the colors are reds and greens. I am going to have to sample to see what I can do when plying this up. I worry about the muddying of colors. I have 5 pounds of llama from Christimas 2011, I talked about that fiber in last post. I also have green BFL from Miss Babs, in Envy Me and Dew, about 24 ounces of it total.
Now I've been putting off seaming a sweater long enough, I can't wait to show you my WIPS and FO's. I do hope that the sweater makes it to the FO pile!