The tree is up and decorated. In order to fit it in we had to take my reading chair out.
We thought we'd put it in the guest room for now but it's so big that we gave up and left it in the entry.
Today was the NwRSA Christmas party (I think that's Northwest Regional Spinners Association). As I was getting ready to leave, I discovered that my yarn order from Georgia Yarn Company of 8/2 UKI cotton was sitting on the front porch. I'm really sad as light orange is backordered. Note to self - don't wait until you're out of a yarn to reorder!
This is only my second time to meet with this guild but already I'm in love with them. They've rekindled my interest in spinning as well as fiber preparation, plus they're really nice, funny and intelligent ladies. I blended up some batts last week and spun this bobbin today. It's destined to be a hat for Ian. He wants a something bright when he's walking the dogs in the field. I think this will fill the bill.
We did the pirate gift exchange. For the first time in my life I drew #1 and the way they play, #1 gets to pick at the end anything they want and the person you stole it from gets your original pick in exchange. This is 2 ounces of 50% Merino/50% Tencel from a local dyer called Wild and Wooley. The tag says "Oregon Collection, Spanish Head Seascape, Fathom Ocean depths that give way to green & foamy surf steadily massaging sandy Beaches." I can totally see that in these colors and I look forward to turning it into yarn.
Laura left early when someone called to say that it was snowing at her house. She called back later to say that it had been a difficult drive so I called Ian to check on the weather at our house since it was only sprinkling in Redmond. He said he was just getting ready to text me as we too were getting snow so I packed it up and came home - not one of my favorite drives. I think it's the perfect time to start Leigh's book!