Jul 22
How about a Berry Slushie?
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Like I mentioned in an earlier post, even though I am working on the taxes, I am also spinning.  Last night, I finished plying, soaking and hanging some yarn that I really enjoyed spinning.  This is such a nice, soft wool yarn!

So, this morning after it was all dry, I weighed it.  8.1 ounces of fingering weight goodness here!  I’ll get it measureed this weekend to see how many yards it is, but I thought you’d enjoy seeing it before it goes into the store.

I named it Berry Slushie because it is miserably hot here and this looks like those wonderful concoctions made of ice and syrup.  Just seeing this cools me off.

Isn’t it pretty?

Tomorrow I am beginning another weaving class.  This one is different though.  Since only one student signed up, I am driving to her house and teaching her how to weave on my new little loom (more about this tomorrow), then we will warp up and she will weave her main project on her very own loom!  I don’t know who is more excited about this, me or her.

And since she can continue weaving after the class is over, we decided to warp the loom up for dishtowels rather than a scarf.  I’m thinking about having her put on enough warp for 4-5 dishtowels so she can weave each one differently, but still use a straight 1-2-3-4 threading. 

So, I guess, rahter than this being a workshop, it’s more like an intensive private lesson weekend.  Don’t worry.  I’ll get lots of pictures for you to see.