A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

This happy face on the right is LeAnn, gracious/generous hostess
Barb, Diane, & LeAnn
…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)

Patricia, Pam, LeAnn, Ann, & Ruth
Ruth, Mollie, & Pam
Ruth, Ann, Diane, & Barb
spin and be merry
Patricia & Heather
Ann's First
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)
Hand & Drumcarded Merino Tops 6 Exercises in Olive Color Base
SOAR Carded Batts Spun on WeePeggy
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:
Azora Jacob X BFL English Blue 15g Spun
15 grams (out of one pound acquired yesterday) of LeAnn’s Azora–Jacob XBFL English Blue
Azora English Blue Ply on a fly
63-yard (190 yards of singles) spun and Navajo-Ply on a spindle
Azora Felted Brim Hat
pair with another woolie handspun…to a Knit One Below hat. More on this later…

That’s all, folks. Now, back to more Ply-on-the-Fly practice…Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!


Comments on: "New Year’s Spin, Eat, Swap" (5)

  1. Anonymous said:

    Thanks for sharing your pic's and feelings about the potluck. You captured the essence of the day! Love ya'

  2. Very fun to see us all and relive the day. Thanks for posting those great photos!

  3. knitnspynr said:

    So glad you brought your camera! The pics are great!

  4. I am sooo glad you came and enjoyed yourself Sarah! You are making Azora's wool turn into beautiful yarn, can't wait to see what you do with it! Thank you for taking pics and reminding us of what a great day we all had.

  5. the blue one IS blue! love the kitchen space. we had smaller space for dyeing.
    lovely laughter on LeAnn's face and it looks like the food was delicious!!!
    your hat is lovely i will google knit one below on the technique…
    yes, i would have liked to see the hybrid wolf/dog too.
    there will be another time 🙂
    thank you for a great eye candy sarah.

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