Highlights from the trip:
|Although it was warm, we had lovely weather with a nice breeze.|
|Planes in the neighborhood!|
|First stop--The Woolie Ewe in Plano! Joanne is in the window.|
|We fit in a visit to Madtosh Crafts.|
|It is a lovely shop with lots of yarn and the other half is fabric.|
|We were happy with our purchases. When the gal at the shop took our|
photo, she had us say, "Mad-tosh!"
|Jeff took us out to supper--yum yum!|
|Land O Lakes--a Minnesota connection...|
|The fun begins in Joanne's studio.|
|These were my base colors for batt #1.|
|Joanne's batt was in lovely pale colors, which reminded me of a faded quilt.|
|A close up of the batt off the carder.|
|We sat on the deck for the afternoon spinning away, drinking iced|
tea, and chatting.
|The next day (we stayed up late plying) it was time to wet the|
hanks and set the twist.
|By using quilting thread (Joanne) and lace-weight yarn|
for plying we each have over 200 yards of yarn.
|My fiber choices for batt #2. Pull a bit from here and there and then add it to the bowl on the scale.|
|At home again with the snow!|
|I sent batt #2 through the carder a second time to make sure the white silk was blended. This|
will be fun to spin. I need to find the perfect plying thread or yarn for plying.
|The colors are lovely. I was not sure of the cotton yarn snips, but they will add some nice texture to the knitted surface.|
Projects in progress:
|Lace bag, by Sarah Hatton.|
|First Möbius, by Kat Bordhi on the needle.|
|The Hitchhiker in Starry Night.|
|Countess mitts--I lost my project bag for this project :^( and found this lovely gray yarn in my stash.|
|First Möbius off the needles. The I-cord finished edge is easy and looks nice.|
|Here is the washed wool I bought from Woolen Meadow Farm. Mmmmm...fluffy.|