Weekend Highlights

First, I want to congratulate the Butler Bulldogs for making it, once again, to the final NCAA championship game.  Tonight, they play UConn.  I was really hoping it would be Kentucky because Scott’s brother, Todd, and his family are rabid Wildcats fans and it would have been fun to torment them (and be tormented in return by them) for the final game.

Sharon and I had a friendly bet with the VCU vs Butler game, her backing VCU and I backing Butler (of course).  The loser had to send the winner 4 ounces of something, either yarn or fiber, from their stash.  Well, Butler won.  Sharon said it was a very good game and she really enjoyed knowing there was something fun riding on it.  Since I can’t watch TV at my place, I had to see the final score on the internet.  I can hardly wait to see what Sharon is sending me.  I had something fun ready to send her just in case, but we’ll save that for another wager later on.

Yesterday, Scott and I attended the Gem City Comic Con in Dayton, Ohio.  We had to leave home at 5:00 AM in order to get there and set up our table in time for the opening at 9:00.  We were well into Ohio before the sun began to lighten the sky, but it turned out to be a pretty and very warm day (75 degrees when we left at about 5:15 that afternoon).

Here is what our set up was like for the day.  One thing I really liked about the place was the very comfy chairs.  Usually you get metal or plastic folding chairs and they kill my lower back.  These chairs were sturdy and well padded both in the seat and on the back rest. 

After I Navajo plied some left over singles from a former project, I worked more on the alpaca that I started last year.  I still have about an ounce left to spin, before I can start on the tussah silk that will be plied with the alpaca.  All said and done, there will be about 16 ounces of lace-weight 50% alpaca/50% Tussah silk yarn in this skein.  What am I going to do with it?  I have no idea.  I’ll probably put it into the store at this point unless I find the perfect pattern for it for myself. 

As usual, there were lots of people stopping by and watching the lady spin yarn.  Some people asked questions, and some just stood back, arms crossed and stared mesmerized at the sight.  The movement of the spinning flyer caught the attention of passersby and brought them to the table.  I’d smile at them and most would smile back and ask me what I was doing.  Scott said lots of people stood at the side of the table and watched over my shoulder (we were on the end of the row).  I even ran into a couple of fellow spinners and they were thrilled that I had a wheel there.  It was quite a fun day.  And Scott sold several books as well, so we were both very happy at the end of the day.

We have had a series of very strong storms pass through here so far today.  It was 72 degrees when I left for work, and was down to 63 by the time I got there.  It’s supposed to be about 34 degrees tonight.  While the lower temperatures will make sleeping better, I was really enjoying the warmer temps and sunnier skies of the weekend.

4 Responses

  1. Cindy in FL Says:

    glad the event was a success-spinning always make it more so!

  2. Roxie Says:

    Great-looking set-up! But isn’t that t-shirt getting a bit baggy on you?

    Such fun to watch people watching spinners. Men watch the wheel. How does that work?

    Women watch the hands. How do you do that?

  3. theresa Says:

    Roxie is spot on with her observation of men and women watching something. I have to admit, I was rooting for the UCONN.
    Congratulations on the books sales and I have o agree, that T shirt does look a bit large. 🙂

  4. Leigh Says:

    Your display looks great. And to have an opportunity for a day of spinning is great. You’re looking good Benita!

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