The SnB grrls met Saturday afternoon to swap knitting related 'stuff', bitch, drink tea, eat and knit (and/or spin) at the Beehive Tea Room. No hats were worn, but a lovely time was had by all! Laurie worked on her fabulous Wool Peddler's Shawl and Mim and I spun. Mim is a natural spinner! She's already making lace weight yarn.
The afternoon was productive and I ended up filling a second spindle with the beautiful blue merino. Sunday afternoon I was able to ply it and, once again, surprised myself by creating a nicely balanced skein. The new skein is just a bit finer than the first, but it's also around 300 yds and there is still enough fiber left to spin about 100 more yds (perhaps more). 400 yds will make a nice scarf or shawl and I'm so pleased to be able to make something wearable from my handspun. Is this how you show off handspun. How does it look? This project may not be as fabulous and showy as Cara's Seraphim (which is a to LIVE for shawl!) but, I am very, very happy with this beautiful yarn.
I also came home with two treasures, for which I owe Jacquie and Erin something in exchange (I'll bring you something tonight, grrls!) Jacquie had EZs Knitting without Tears and, since I had gifted my copy away some time ago, it was a nice find. Erin brought three skeins of Lorna's Laces in Berry....oh my it is so pretty and NO ONE else swapped for it. Not wanting to allow it to lure me, I waited all afternoon for someone to take it away, but that didn't happen and it became mine. Yes, it is pink and maybe I should just admit I'm in the pink phase of life.
Sunday was also productive as I made good progress on the buffalo Seaman's Scarf. The yarn is so wonderful, light and airy so it just flows through my fingers with ease. Mim came to my rescue, and while we were imbibing in a little tea for two, she grafted the I-cord ends together. I am ever grateful, as even after starring at it for 10 minutes, my mind just couldn't grasp how to make it work! What kind of knitter would I be without Susan and Miriam to help me look good? I'm indebted to both of them for their help with this lovely scarf, which should be finished up this week. Hopefully I'll be able to get one of them to graft the other end of the I-cord!