The other day, I did a bit of shopping. A local fibre and yarn business, Flannelberry Creek, held a pop-up shop too near to me to pass up a visit, except I was still having trouble deciding whether or not to go, having just recently enlarged my stash courtesy River City Yarns. Of course, I had heard, on the By the Fibreside podcast, about the Flannelberry Creek Custom Batt Bar, and, at Tuesday night knitting, Vanessa from By the Fibreside quite rightly encouraged me to make the visit, and I was completely convinced.
I'm also quite convinced that even if I had never tried spinning, I would have wanted to buy a custom batt. It was like an ice-cream sundae bar where you can pick the flavours (corriedale, in a wide variety of colours, in my case, oranges, cream, and a touch of browny-grey for depth) and the sprinkles (a variety of add-in fibres, such as silk, bamboo, sea-cell, milk, angelina, and probably other things I forgot. I picked milk and golden angelina).
I'm so very pleased with my new batt. I've named it Creamsicle, and bring it out to pet now and again, but will have to finish a few major projects before I can give it a whirl. Carrot might also be an apt name for that reason!