Sunday, July 30, 2006

A fibery adventure!

First off, about the last post on Sock Wars. Just to clarify I was not suggesting that the original Sock Wars be changed, I just got to thinking about it and, the obsessive person I am, couldn't stop. And I know it's not supposed to be "fair", that is probably the wrong world. I guess what I really meant was to make an incentive to be fast and speedy. But to those of you who liked my ideas, thanks!

And now for my adventure:

On Friday night I made some bread to take to my Saturday Fibery Adventure. The recipe said two loaves, and although I am a fairly experienced baker, I trusted it even when it looked like not much batter. They must have meant mini-loaves because I ended up with oddly shaped bread.

It still tasted good, though!

At about 8am yesterday Bryghtrose picked me up to head over to enallagma9's house in central Massachusetts.

There we checked out her new wheel, spun some, ate BBQ lunch, and generally had fun. She has a new Louet wheel, and I brought my Kromski. Bryghtrose has a Babe.

Her coworker was also there, although she doesn't spin. She was knitting a beautiful lacey sweater, and finished knitting it while we were there. In the afternoon we got some ice cream, visited the LYS, and went swimming in the lake where I was attacked by a leech! I've never actually seen a leech before, although this one was admitedly very tiny and didn't actually manage to suck my blood. Still, it was an exciting moment.

We returned to the house and spun some more (excuse the beach hair!)

When we were all testing out the Louet we used various kinds of roving and I was rather pleased with the resulting yarn, so I decided to make my own "party yarn".

Bryghtrose and I stopped for dinner on the way home. When I got home at about 10pm I was totally exhausted, but very pleased with our amazing day!


Blogger Karen said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

On your bread: The key phrase to use (and it's an all-purpose phrase) is "I meant to do that!" You could've sliced it, then laid the slices on a cookie sheet to bake them a second time. See, biscotti! I meant to do that!

8:34 AM  
Blogger spinndiva said...

the bread looks so yummy!

9:03 AM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Sounds like you had fun! And leeches to boot, how exciting!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your SummerFling has sent your package off last week!! Sure hope it gets there by today...let me know ok?

2:13 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Looks like you spinning chicks had fun!! EEk on the leech though!

Yummy looking bread! :)

5:53 PM  
Blogger mf said...

Sounds like a great day! I'm looking for another wheel...tough desiion with some many good ones out there....
I spun a little on Sunday down in Wellfleet.... Hope to get together with you all someday! What you going to do with the party yarn?

5:52 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Oooohh! I'm so jealous that you had a knitty spin meet up! Very cool! with a lake and ice cream and everything!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I totally forgot that this was this past weekend and I didn't even think to ask about it on Tuesday.
Very cool. Someday, I, too, will spin. :)

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello from your Color Swap pal!!

Your beach hair is super cute! I want beach hair!

I'm going shopping tomorrow... I have TWO yarn stores nearby my work- aren't YOU lucky???? :P And good thing you spin, too.... :) :) :)

7:10 PM  

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