Feb 2

Saturday was the Spin-In at Starstruck Cat Studio in Greenwood, Indiana, and we had several people turn up – 5 spinning wheels in total (through-out the day) and one spindle as well as other creativity going on.  First the spinning.


Pat was spinning a sparkly purple for a project for her daughter.  My spinning wheel is just beyond Pat’s and I was spinning on the chocolate brown merino that I need to ply with my variegated merino.  My bobbin is about 90% full, and I am hoping I can get it finished up sometime this week so I can ply it off this next weekend and get another skein done for the weaving project I want to do with them.  I believe I have enough for at least one more skein of this colorway.


Sherry practiced her Navajo plying on this lovely variegated yarn.


And her Navajo plied yarn done.  Nice job!!!


Daphne drove about an hour and a half to be with us today.  She is the lady who makes the bags of which I showed one on Episode 9 of the Fiber Pusher Podcast.  This is the link to her Etsy shop:  She has some great ideas for different bags so keep an eye on her shop for new items.


Besides spinning and knitting, Cindy was working on her rug-hooking project for the class she is taking.  I love the tea (or coffee) cup design.

And of course, a Spin-In here wouldn’t be complete without:


The gathering of the hand-knit socks.  Okay, so shop owner Susan didn’t have on hand-knit socks that day, but her knitted-look shoes made up for it.  From the left on around are: Susan, Brenda, Pat, Heather (while the sock yarn on her socks match, there are two different patterns represented here), Sherry and mine.  Bonus on mine as the sock yarn is my hand spun 70%BFL/30% silk from the 2013 Tour de Fleece.

Beginning Friday, we were told that we were supposed to get 5-9 inches of snow over Sunday in my part of the state.

blizzard that wasn't

I think they missed the mark on that prediction.

I hope you all had a great weekend!