It’s the second Saturday of the month and I was tardy for the party at Greenbank Mill today.
Nevertheless, I made it in time to see some of my new friends and more new spinners too. As always, I had a GREAT time!
Because it was so overcast, we spun indoors. Natalie showed me her finished lace yarns.
They are so fine! She really makes me want to try to spin lace weight someday.
But this time, I took my Ashford Joy and spun on the rest of the Swiss Chard.
I ran my mouth a little too much to finish it, lol! But, what’s that matter when amongst friends, right? 🙂 I will get to it tonight. I am still on the Tour, after all. While I was there, I explained to some of the new spinners how I planned to ply the finished singles n-plied (or chain-plied). I also showed one how I n-ply because she was curious to see the technique. She just got a brand new wheel. By the next time we meet, she may be n-plying!
In other news, it was Girl Child’s birthday last night. Her cousins, aunt and grandmother came over to help us celebrate. After, the third time busting suds and noticing we really need more silverware next time we entertain…and then seeing Girl Child try to put her birthday candle out with her fingers, I was wore out! I sat down to finish the toe on my second pair of socks for my clogs.
I really like the stripes! I’m thinking of just churning out a few more pairs for the sake of these clogs. Plus, it really is fun knitting up socks! They’re portable, quick and it’s so nice seeing the colors develop. My kind of project! I tend to stay on the basic side of sock anatomy when I knit socks. I think I just don’t always care to have to follow a pattern. But, it never hurts to learn a new trick. So, I plan on tearing myself away from the photos long enough to thumb through Ann Budd’s new sock book soon. We’ll see if I can’t pick up some tips for making my next pair of socks!
Well, it’s about that time. Time to see if I can fit in one last hoorah this weekend…Back to the little lace project! 🙂