Friday, September 12, 2008

The Theme was Fiber

The Gathering had an underlying theme of fiber. On his invitation, Ian suggested people bring their projects. He also asked Amy if she would be willing to teach drop spindling and she agreed. Amy and Ian's daughter Sharon are looking at the yarn she just spun. She is a natural and took right to it.

Grandson Logan wanted to learn to knit. What power of concen-
tration! He was absolutely determined, and you can see him practicing on the sofa in the first picture.
Daughter-in-law Missy, Logan's mom, also has been wanting to learn to knit. Because I'm a handspinner, I don't have much of a yarn stash. I did have a couple balls of Rowan merino/silk from a birthday exchange a couple of years ago, and along with a pair of needles that had belonged to my Mother, she got started.

Sitting around, knitting with the girls the next afternoon, you can see that Missy was just another one of the knitters. She called me the next evening - Sharon, how do I tie on second ball?!!
Our friend Holly brought the cut-pile rug that she had set aside, oh, about twelve years ago. She was able to complete enough of it for the colors and patterns to really show. I know she was pleased with the progress. BTW, That's the back of Logan's head - he's still practicing knitting.

Alexia expressed her interest in fiber by laying on the "Turkish" rug from Costco to watch a movie on one of the five laptops in the house.

What power of concen-
tration! What flex-


Birdsong said...

What a great, fun time all of you had!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Again I am reminded of how far away I am :)
Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

Robin said...

Looks like such fun!

Jodi said...

That looks like an amazing time! Love the "Costco" Turkish rug, too. I'm still using an "Oriental" wool rug from the late 1970s, and it's holding up remarkably well.