Monday, January 07, 2008
Distaff Day Spin In a HUGE Hit!!!
What is it about sharing like passions with a group of friends that brings such infinite joy???
We are all different ages, different careers, different stages in life.....some with little children, some with no children.....some are old and dear friends, some are new friends and some are newly met.....yet when we get together in one room it is as though we are all one and have all known each other for a lifetime!!
The easy conversations that flowed, the good natured joking around.....(comments overheard.....my goodness your bobbins are so small......OH MY....look at the size of those big bobbins........Wow....you don't even need a hook for your orifice it is so big.......and one didn't even HAVE an orifice (which we were all jealous of)LOL!!!!! Oh my.......the laughter, the cutting up, the sharing of information on fibers, techniques and tips on spinning was shared by all!!! Tiny bits of fiber fluff could be seen floating around the room.....and attached to some of us!! LOL!!!! The wonderful food and drink......I can't say enough.....so I'll show a few pictures....going around the room.
Grace is showing Wendy how to get started spinning. I got two GREAT shots of Wendy toward the end of the afternoon.....spinning away with the BIGGEST smile on her face, unfortunately they were blurry and I wasn't able to repair them! Sorry Wendy! It was AMAZING to see Wendy go from NO knowledge of spinning and by the end of the afternoon she HAD IT!!! Smiling and spinning!!! I'm thinking there will be a scarf perhaps in the near future knit from some BEAUTIFUL Crown Mountain blue roving she was spinning!!!
The picture doesn't do it justice, but Grace is wearing THE MOST PHENOMENAL Central Park Hoodie!! Angora, soft, warm, the red is beautifully cabled and is truly one of the prettiest sweaters I have seen!! What an awesome job!!!
I was particularly tickled to get the finally meet Wendy in person!! We have emailed for over a year and this was the first opportunity we have had to meet!!! Just as personable and wonderful in person as she is in her emails!!! I hope to see you again soon my friend!!
Everyone was so excited to meet Carrie!!!!!
Carrie has an AWESOME business on Etsy, Funky Carolina....and sells THE most wonderfully hand dyed BFL roving....other roving as well as yarn!! What a TREAT to get to meet her and watch her spinning technique!!! Carrie and Wendy both have a Louet wheel (those would be the ones with the large bobbins! LOL!!).
Jessi is spinning next to Carrie on her new Ashford Traditional wheel that her husband gave her for Christmas!!
I was spinning with some beautiful BFL roving, dyed by Ms. Funky Carolina herself that Jessi
gave me awhile back.....I absolutely LOVE these colors!!!
Jessi also has an Esty shop, Alabama Fiber Dreams and sells the CUTEST stitch markers, bracelets, yarn (which I have an inside tip there will be an update with new yarn any day now).
Cindy was spinning some beautiful roving that she received with her wheel, a Kromski Minstrel....which is SOO pretty!!
Bibby is spinning a most "envious" green roving on her new Ashford Traveler wheel (which I covet by the way....add this to the will list)! LOL!!!
Here is Tonni dilligently spinning away on her Kromski Sonata she got just in time for Christmas!! Love the walnut color!!! Tonni has info on her blog about a Spin In that is later this month in Destin.
Last, but absolutely not least is Elizabeth spinning some amazingly thin yarn, to be cabled for a future sweater......and if it is half as amazing as your SAFF sweater it will be incredible!!!
What a gracious host and such a warm person!!
Thank you SO much for getting this first Distaff Day Spin In together!!
Your spinning skills amaze me!!! I could sit and watch you spin for hours!!!! I love your Majacraft Rose wheel!!!
Your house was absolutely perfect, I had a WONDERFUL time and I can't wait till we are all able to work out a time/place to meet again!!!!