Thursday, February 26, 2009


We're getting ready to head to Maine to enjoy Spa Knit and Spin weekend with the New England Textile Artists. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you may remember how much fun we had at the 2007 Spa weekend. We missed the 2008 event because were on a little jaunt for a different kind of excitement in a different kind of place, but we're psyched for the 2009 Spa weekend to come!

Scott again made some commemorative stitch markers as gifts for the group of women who do much of the planning.

We're all gathering supplies for some demos we plan to offer. Scott will show how to do wire wrapping to make your own stitch markers, Leah will demo colorwork knitting with one yarn in each hand, and I'll demo needlework framing and felted scarves using leftover yarn and roving. I did some feltmaking last night so I'd have samples of a stashbuster scarf at different phases of completion. This mini-scarf is partially felted and ready for some hot water dunking and counter-thwapping to full it, which shrinks everything and helps it become more stable.
Jesse's not doing any demos, but he plans to do some spinning, swimming and, as always, yoyoing. His Ipod is freshly loaded with classic audiobooks and video podcasts with yo-yo trick tutorials, so he's every bit as psyched as the rest of us. Projects are planned and we're all looking forward to a good time with friends we know and those we haven't met yet.
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Blogger Rani said...

OH! I wish I could be there! It sounds like so much fun. Have a great trip and tell us all about it when you return.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Turtle said...

have fun! i am suprised my mom isn't attending!

9:17 AM  
Blogger christinemm said...

The beads are great, how thoughtful of you!

I didn't know Jesse spins.


DH commented that he feels I'm doing well with knitting. I gave him a warning. I said I'm tempted to start dyeing and spinning my own yarn but that I was putting a date on it. I would wait until fall 2009 and see how the knitting is going. If I am still interested, I just may start spinning. I was not going to allow myself to start thinking about spinning until I'd been knitting for over a year. LOL.

He said, "Why not start spinning now? What is holding you back?"

I told him the price of spinning wheels and he gasped. And told me to concentrate on knitting instead.


9:32 AM  
Anonymous Kris said...

Have fun! Wish we could have made it this year!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Oh enjoy yourself. I bet you will have a great time! Can't wait to see photos.....

4:40 PM  

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