This weekend my sister and I went to Big Rock to check out this newish fiber store Esther’s Place. It was great, the people were very enthusiastic and friendly. They are involved in the Illinois Green Pastures Fiber Cooperative (which just received a USDA grant) and also have a farm with their own sheep. I highly recommend it to any fiber enthusiasts in the Chicagoland area.
I bought 3 different roving wools. The picture above is a corriedale and mohair blend. Often, when I get wool, I spin it, make yarns and then stop right there. But with these wools I just bought, I’ve been spinning continuously, and I plan on taking it from the roving to a finished knit product. A hat, scarf, mittens, who knows.