All the spinning

We love spinning and it’s good to see all the colours and then yarns which are produces. It is then even better when we get to see what happens to all these lovely yarns. Marina plied some colourful tops and then she plied a blue wool batt from Alexis with some silk. Cathy had learned to use a carder better and was spinning a wool batt she had carded. Margaret was spinning one of Suzie Horn’s lovely greens. Janette had spun  camel hair and silk and plied it with llama fleece. Karin likes to use merino and alpaca to make her woven scarves. She has trimmed this one with her own spun wool. Such lovely colours and textures and all so original.

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Equipment Day

Equipment Day was a huge success and this won’t be the only post! We started at 9am and got back home at 5pm. Such a big day but all inspiring , energising and just plain fun. We spent over 3 hours in the mini bus going from the southern suburbs to the hills and then from the hills to the northern suburbs and then from there back down to the ocean. It was beautifully sunny over the ocean when we got back and so good to see.

Adelaide Hills spinning group gave us a warm welcome and Pauline gave us an official welcome later in the morning. It is so civilised to be greeted by china cups and saucers and some nice morning tea delights. Lunch was thoughtfully planned too. In the middle we did our chatting, looking around and buying. We got plenty of goodies and we even won raffle prizes this year which really added to our enjoyment  of the day.

On the long, but pleasant , bus trips 3 of us were using the time to get some knitting done. Cathy finished her fluffy , puffy, pastel beanie and the group decision was to put on a pompom. Sonya got her knitted slippers from Hilary’s pattern well underway. Margaret was working on her 10 stitch blanket and was enjoying it until the bumpy ride started to make the stitches slide off her needles. That meant she was forced to talk and talk and talk like the rest of us. We didn’t stop talking and shared so many ideas.

The trip out to handcrafted gifts for the rare and natural fibres was well worth it. We had a warm and homely welcome. Some of us purchased the rose fibre (made from roses) and the camelhair mixed with silk. Others got Shetland wool and basically we were thrilled to bits with the textures, colours and range of choices….and the cat!

All in all , it was a very worthwhile day so we’ll blog different aspects of it as we go along.