I took a little drive to Maryland on Saturday. I didn't mention that I was going on my blog, because things have been so hectic around here lately, I wasn't sure until the last minute if I would be able to pull it off.
I managed to kidnap a couple of friends (blogless) to join me. We had so much fun, diving into piles of roving, playing with spinning wheels, searching for the perfect spindles and of course, eating.
I only bought enough yarn for one project. But the same cannot be said for roving. Piles of the fluffy stuff came home with me.
Above: Angora, merino and silk roving, and a lovely new spindle.
Tussah silk - I spun a bit at the hotel on Saturday evening.
Angora and merino, which I have started to spin on my new 1/2 oz. Spindlewood spindle. Ooooh, I love this spindle. I have already been to Steve's website looking for another - must have another, a bit heavier, also with a beautiful burled wood. (Insert sound of coins being saved in a jar here - must find a way to fund the new addiction.)
I purchased quite a bit more which will be making appearances in the next few months, as I get it spun. Some of the roving is earmarked for an upcoming project. Teresa and I both have the goal of spinning yarn to make a shawl. We'll be starting up a KAL for anyone else who wants to join us. More information coming soon.
We finished the day drinking wine and spinning our new loot in the hotel. It was a perfect trip! (Note the name on the lable of the wine. You can click for a bigger picture.)
New pattern update: Every free moment last week was spent working on the pattern for Linea. I've only got a bit more math to work out and some proof reading, then I'll publish it. I did manage to get the golf club cover up. It's in the side bar.