Another tale of excitement from the weekend (it was a VERY good weekend). I learnt to spin from the lovely Karen. She had some raw sheep (mmm sheep smell) and started me off with a newly requisition wire coathanger and some fleece she had. Learning about tension, staple length and everything was quite an experience... but so fun! Anyway here are some pics..
- artsy shot, it was originally a mistake, but the more I look at the fibres, the more I love it.
Here are a couple of supplies Karen sold me (thank heavens for the spinner's guild!!)
I'm practising so I can spin this nice and finely, I just love the colour. I'm also considering buying a spindle from this guy, as I'd like to have a nice fancy spindle to spin nice stuff on. Did I mention that I'm hooked? I love the challenge, and I've suprised myself with how much I love the deep, musky sheep smell.
- See? Sheepy crimps and everything!
There is a new Stitch'n'bitch that has rather coughing into existence on Ravelry. Called the knittee committee, there have been a couple of meetings, and still trying to find a location that is good for everyone. Clearly its not on the Coast. The next one looks to be at threads and more in Sherwood...if I can get there and NOT get lost. (big IF people) also, this happens to be this yarn store (with not terribly well informed people so I hear), on the holidays. What are the chances that I'll leave with money? Not terribly good stakes sadly.
Anyway, adios for now, and Viva la School Holidays! Sleep in! Not deal with rampant teenagers for two weeks! Whoop!