One of my favorite parts of the annual Roc Day gathering in nearby Groton, South Dakota, is participating in the fiber sandwich. Everyone who wants to participate in the sandwich brings several ounces of spinning fiber (wool, alpaca, mohair, etc.). The fibers are spread out and layered into one giant sandwich. Then the sandwich is divided into sections, and everyone who participated gets a chunk of fiber to spin.
As you'll see from the project photos below, each year's sandwich has its own look, depending on the fiber that was contributed.
This summer I spun up the fibers from the 2010 and 2011 sandwiches. The resulting yarn was heavy-worsted in blocks of color.
I crocheted the 2010 sandwich yarn, using my shawlette pattern, adding a ruffle along the lower edge:
With the 2011 sandwich yarn, I crocheted a scarf in 2 rows single crochet, 1 row treble crochet:
I'm looking forward to attending the 2011 North Country Fiber Fair in mid-September, and participating in the fiber sandwich there. Will also take a couple of spinning classes to brush up and learn some new skills.