The May shows are now a memory. The last one here in New England was Cummington, the Masachusetts Sheep & Wool last weekend. It is a smallish festival, but great fun. While there on Saturday, I managed to buy myself a second spindle by Bill Hardy. It is a beautiful spindle made from three woods, the whirl from olive. I haven't wanted to put it down. While there I also bought 6 oz. of a beautifully blended llama and silk. It is a perfect combination for the spindle.
I am experimenting with different ways to take the yarn off the spindle and store it for plying. Here is a picture of a small weaving bobbin that I have filled using an old bobbin winder I picked up years ago at a yard sale.