Oct 17

Tuesday, I was pretty much shot from Dye Day, but that was to be expected.

Yesterday, though, was another long day starting at 7 AM and ending at 9 PM.  I drove 2.5 hours up to MoonTree Studios ostensibly to make three 3-minute commercials for classes I am teaching there next year.  It took 3 hours to make one commercial (for the weaving workshop), and, as I had to be in Greenwood by 6 PM last night (a 3.5 hour drive) to teach my intermediate spinning class, we will have to tape the other two commercials sometime after the beginning of the new year.  But, boy, was it an interesting process.  The three hours flew by.

Last night, in the spinning class, it was “Get out of your comfort zone” night.  For example, if your default spinning is lace or fingering weight, then the assignment was to spin worsted or chunky weight yarn.  If you spin worsted or chunky yarn, then it was time to spin sock weight, and if you were really loving your woolen long-draw, it was time to spin worsted.  Everyone did a great job with their challenges and they all have homework to complete for the next class in a month.

Because we are approaching Halloween, there was some fun crochet work going on at the store.

Heather crocheted a brain!

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Isn’t that so cool?  It even has a brain stem with nerves and blood vessels!

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You have to love a person who can make a brain.

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And what about a squished spider coaster?

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Then we got silly last night.  I don’t know which person added which part, but we have eyeball coasters, a candy corn mouse for a nose, a knitting needle mouth and, of course, a brain on top.  Actually, this reminds me of Lyle Lovett’s face if you were to look at the brain as hair.

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Can you see the resemblance?

I hope you all have a great day!