This weekend has really whizzed past.
Saturday I had the opportunity to go down to Seattle and give a spinning demo at our friends’ retirement community, Merrill Gardens at Queen Anne.
First time I’d done something like this, but it went pretty well I think. Had a nice size group of folks show up, and they seemed to be interested- asking a lot of questions, and fondling all the wool samples I brought. Once I got talking, it took a while to get to the spinning part-( there’s just so much to say about the wool itself! and the prep!)- but we finally got there.
And everyone was amazed by the wonder of wool becoming yarn before their very eyes.
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to have the man take any photos, so you’ll have to use your imagination to sketch the scene.
Anyway- I should mention that I finally have another project in the works:
A nice, simple, functional wardrobe item. I’m actually following the pattern (so far), with one small modification- I’m doing a little bit of shaping at the waist so it isn’t quite so boxy.
The yarn is a nice thick dark brown Romney 3 ply-
that i will have to spin quite a bit more of in order to finish. Don’t know what it is with me and the 3-ply lately. It’s a bunch more work, but I love it anyway.
This is how far I’ve gotten-
About half way up the back. The square thing sticking out the side is a pocket, that will get sewn down to the inside front when the vest is assembled. Here’s a better photo of how that works out:
That’s all for now, except…..
First person to guess what I’m going to be for Halloween gets a prize!