Friday, May 21, 2010

How exactly do you make that yarn?

Today was one of the most wonderful days of gathering we have had in quite some time for our Thursday, knit days. Anna joined us with an incredible spinning wheel that her father-in-law made! How about that? Edee was a peach and helped figure out some things that needed to be done to get Anna's wheel ready for spinning. Thank you, Edee! Anna was an absolute delight and we are thrilled she will be visiting us again. Welcome Anna!

Kazuko brought four of her friends out to visit us also. Each wanted to learn how to spin yarn on a drop spindle. Let me tell you, these women are talented! They each picked up spinning so quickly! Yoriko, Shitomi, Tatsko, and Kazuko all left with much yarn on their drop spindles. I don't know if they had more fun spinning the yarn, or if the rest of us had more fun just watching the excitement in their eyes!

Iris brought many of her wonderful scarves that she has knit to show everyone. We were all amazed at the gorgeous colors and patterns she has created. Donna continues to do her amazing work with her 000 size needles. Yep, you read that right. They are smaller than toothpicks. Eek! My eyes hurt just thinking about it! Beautiful work as always, Donna! Kazuko and all of her friends will be ready to start knitting when they finish spinning up their rovings into yarn. Ooh! Which one of the scarf patterns to choose from? They were all so pretty!

Iris and I were talking this morning about our day yesterday. We believe this weeks gathering is one of the best we've had in a long time. So, thank you Anna, Kazuko, Yoriko, Shitomi, and Tatsko for bringing your sweet smiles and excitement to our day! We hope you continue to join us and share your excitement.

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