We were only 20 minutes late, which is practically on time for my husband and I, and the grill was already fired up and Steve's brother was grilling up the burgers and dogs. Food! What a great way to start a party. We ate, we laughed, we made small talk. Then we got down down to some serious partying.
Out came the equipment:
Left to right is Tina's Lendrum, my Kromski Sonata and Becky's Kromski Sonata.
Then, we sat down to Spin:
Of course, some people came to knit:
Note the knitting needles in the left hand, and the drink in the right hand.
Notice the smiles on people's faces.
I guess there were some non-fiber people there...but for some reason I don't have pictures of them. I wonder why? It couldn't be that I'm obssessed with all things fiber-y, could it?
Amazingly I managed, in only 10 days, to produce Mist. This is a pattern written by Lisa Dykstra for Crystal Palace Yarns
I knit this with my own handspun, a mystery 100% wool fiber that was in my stash. It spun up so fine in lace weight, but I only had about 200 yards of it, so a scarf it was destined to become.
On the needles:
I'm still working on the silk Traveling Vine Shawl. Actually...no, that's misleading. It's been on hiatus while I finished a whole bunch of projects, not the least of which was Mist. But, I'm resolved to finish it before Sirius Rising (2nd week in July). I maybe be overly optimistic, as we knitters are wont to be, but I think I can pull it off.
On the bobbins:
Same as before...Blue Green merino on Asherah, Flame merino on Phaedre.
No one is commenting on my blog yet. I suppose no one is reading it. ::sigh::