Well, i got out of the house yesterday.... mom and the 4 of us went to the 'gathering of the flock' sheep and fibre event in Neepawa. it was the first year for the event, and considering the crumby weather, i thought the turnout was pretty good. the monkeys were pretty good, and i was able to look around at everything and buy a copy of Fiber Gathering straight from the author (her blog is here)! it looks like a pretty informative book, even though it's geared towards american festivals. i definately want to try making some hand-dyed yarn, like that in the book. I also had a chance to briefly chat with her and one other spinner (whose name i completely forgot. sorry!) about wheels, fibres and the like.... it was actually pretty nice to talk to other like-minded folk.
During our chat, i brought up fermented suint wool cleaning... i'm currently testing the method. i'm not sure i 'love' it, but i've got a small section drying to test out how well it works. we shall see.