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.
Today is the first day of the yarn crawl. I’ve scheduled this post as I will be fairly busy showing off all of my patterns at BlackSheep at Orenco. I hope that I see some of my readers there. Wait, do I have readers?
Well, in any case, I hope to see a lot of knitters there.
If you stop by, let me know you read the blog and I’ll give you a cookie. 🙂
I popped along with Shannon to while she picked up here order at Ashland Bay. We had a delightful quick tour of the warehouse and petted several lovely yarns and fibers while we were there.
First all of the yarns and roving come in to the warehouse. They are often compressed for shipping and wrapped in some very BLUE plastic.
Then they open the bags and sort the roving and yarn, re-bagging as they go to keep things tidy.
Then the roving is pulled off into bumps for resale. I love the bits of fluff on the front of the boxes. It makes it easy to find the fluff for packing.
I liked the undyed roving/yarn aisle as well as the rest of the warehouse.
Shannon might have ordered some yarn and fiber to play with, and you can find some of her lovely dyed things here.
I will be there on and off throughout all four days of the crawl. My patterns and samples will be there whether I am or not! lol
Here is a quick sample of what you might see if you stop by: