I traveled to Silverton, OR with Teresa Ruch to show off some of my patterns with her yarn. It was an interesting undertaking and as I’ve not done a trunk show before, it was eye opening. I learned a lot about packing and staging and how trunk shows are run. That is a good thing, because I’m going back down in a few days to help Tina with the Donegal Tweed trunk show. Here were 2 quick photos that I snapped. Sorry I don’t have more!
Yep. I joined the Seven Skeins Club. I usually don’t join other clubs, but I just could not resist this one. The yarn and colors looked so fantastic. I couldn’t resist. It is giving me all kinds of ideas! I’m really looking forward to how the yarns are used in pattern too. I’m a fan of Kate Davies and I would love to meet her and pick her brain sometime.
Every so often I do still haul out the wheel and spin something. I’m trying to get into the hang of spinning on a more regular basis.
I pulled out some of my stash of English Angora rabbit fiber (from my chestnut doe Deirdre) and started working on a very fine single. Eventually, I will make it into a 2-ply and maybe enter it at the ARBA Convention. I’m being harassed pretty regularly about that kind of thing.
We had our monthly spin night and a few spinners managed to make it out. Jain was there with her amazing wheel.
Rachel was showing off some handspun.
Terrie was talking about twist and spinning.
And I managed to spin a little bit. It looks like there is a goodly amount plied on this bobbin. Now, what to make with it?
Yarn: 1 Skein Araucania Huasco Chunky, 127 yards, 100% Extra Fine Merino, #108 Tonals
Needle: US 10 (6.0 mm) & US 11 (6.5mm) ChiaoGoo Circular needles or needles to obtain gauge
Gauge: 3.4 stitches per inch (spi) and 4 rows per inch (rpi) OR 13.5 stitches & 16 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette on US 10’s (unblocked)
Size: 22 inches around
To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the hat as needed. Alter the width as desired.
I’m not sure it counts as a yarn crawl when you only visit one stop. In any case, I did have a smidgen of fun shopping at yarn crawl. I came home with a lot of lovely Teresa Ruch as well as some Broken Pattern merino, yak, silk and Spinner ‘ s Candy superwash merino. I also found something I definitely didn’t need: a new yarn bowl. It came home with me anyway.