Neknitsleafbutton_1 RIHandspun: April 2006


Thursday, April 13, 2006

fleece and friends

Tuesday was a quiet and soothing evening at Rhode Island Handspun. Barbara, Cindy, and I got some knitting done while enjoying each other's company. We spoke of sheep and wool and the local availability of beautiful fleeces. Fooled around with a bit of dyeing as well.
Just an aside, is it fleeces or fleece for the plural? I know I can JFGI, but I like to hear everyone's opinion, so.....
Did anyone notice one of our own pictured in the new Spin-Off? Right there on page 26! Also, congratulations to David at the Merlin Tree. His wheels are just lovely and I'm glad to see him being recognized for his talents.
In closing, let me remind you all that you can access some wonderful wool through Barbara at Seldom Seen Farm. The babies are out at both farms and some shearing is already done. su

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Friday made a great dye day. Carrie Mac came out to play and we had a splendid time of it. We tried the pour/paint method on 2 plastic covered tables . We chose some fingering weight blue faced leicester yarn and some pencil roving. Both experiments were successful and we aim to do more in the future. Just wish the weather could cooperate a bit, tough to dry in the rain.
It's that time of year again, time for egg decorating. Is anyone interested in coming out for a Ukrainian egg day? Probably on a Saturday to include as many people as possible. Marlene and Carrie have confirmed interest, anyone else? Give a holler so I know how much to put aside. I hope to see many of you on Tuesday evening for knitting. su