Saturday, October 6, 2007

I'm off to SOAR!!

I'm just finishing off my final preparations for getting to SOAR (Spin Off Autumn Retreat) at Shanty Creek Resort in Michigan. I'll be leaving around 4 am tomorrow morning, my truck all loaded up with all my fibery goods (and lots of clothes - it looks like the weather will be warm AND cool this week). Man, oh man, have I been looking forward to this!!

I've got a few things I'm considering putting in the gallery. I've got a couple of shawls, and a pair of socks I'm kinda proud of. The items in the gallery need to be handspun.

So, I washed and reblocked this alpaca/wool shawl I finished last year (preblog).
I'm not sure of the percentage of alpaca to wool because it was a gift from the woman who sold me my Lendrum Saxony wheel.

Here it is blocking in my basement workshop.

Rear view. (yeah, shorts on October 6 - it was 89 degrees here today!)

Front view. (Girl of the House was my photographer!)

I finished the "Robert" seamans scarf last evening. After I took the shawl off my worktable, I put this on it to block.

I have a post-it on my bathroom mirror, so I remember to go down and take it off the table before I leave in the morning.

Do you all do that? Leave yourself notes? (Or is that a product of aging?????)

It was a beautiful day. Unseasonably warm for October in Minnesota.

We had a great day. We spent the morning at the Haskell's wine sale - bought several cases of wine. We're ready for winter!

We had lunch with Paul's family, celebrating September/October birthdays and had a great time. Lots of good conversation and laughter.

When we got home, the Girl of the House went with some friends to do some geocaching. Paul & I did a some quick chores, then we settled in on the deck with a few beers.

Gotta love it when you can hang out on the deck past sunset in October...

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Can't wait to hear your report on SOAR! Love the scarf and shawl, btw.