It was so lovely to see everyone's smiley faces and to meet a few new ones too... I'm really determined to get to every meeting this year.
I also had a few lovely surprises, as some had finished their projects with fibre they had brought from me. This is Sarah... She spun and knitted this beautiful scarf from my Merino and Silk blend, colour 'Dawn'.
Isn't it fab... It's so soft and warming I was tempted to grab it and run away with it!
This is Marian. She spun and knitted this fabulous Cardigan from my limited edition Merino blend, colour Autumn Woodland. I think it could easily be worn as a coat too and I really wanted to try it on and curl up in it!
These ladies have definitely inspired me to get some new blends made up.
The last hour or so we had a demo on Shetland Lace Spinning. Dodie had put together a wonderful display of photos, books and samples.
She talked us through preparation and showed us just how fine a Shetland lace yarn needs to be.
Here are samples of yarn, fleece and charts.
This is two ply Shetland lace yarn... It's so fine it hurt your eyes just trying to see the plys!
Here's a knit sample...
I loved every minute and really enjoyed Dodie's enthusiasm... You can tell she owns a flock of these beautiful sheep.
I don't think I'll be able to spin that fine personally, not on the wheel at least... Although on a lighter spindle I might manage it. I feel all creative now!
Have a great weekend!
Bye for now,