…for yesterday’s Winter Spin, Eat, and Swap Potluck Party at her lovely, expansive home in LaPine.
We ate (food was, as always, fabulous–and home-roasted coffee was heavenly)
spin and be merry
Isn’t Ann’s French Press Slippers adorable…just my size too!
I could kick myself for not getting pictures of her beatsies–dogs, cat(s??), flock of sheep…animal haven. The day was spring-like. I was a little giddy with the absence of falling snow, the presence of sunlight, and surrounded by such great company. THANK YOU, LeAnn.
While at the gathering, I did spin up a part of 98 grams merino batts I carded in Deb Menz’s All About Color class at Spin Off Autumn Retreat (SOAR)
Deb’s book Color in Spinning is very well written and has great end of chapter self-study exercises.
After kids have gone to bed, I tried hand at Ply-on-the-fly with my Wasserman Spindle. What you are about to see is pure genuis:
My preference is to spin singles first, then navajo-ply applying Tammy’s method above. With practice, I may change my mind LOL. First sample:
15 grams (out of one pound acquired yesterday) of LeAnn’s Azora–Jacob XBFL English Blue
63-yard (190 yards of singles) spun and Navajo-Ply on a spindle
pair with another woolie handspun…to a Knit One Below hat. More on this later…