I’m so glad you all enjoyed the post about the Swingers. Let me just say to those of you who wish you had been there to see it in person: No. You don’t. Let’s move on, shall we? Let’s talk about the normal aspects of spa weekend. You know, the spinning and the stash enhancing. For there was lots and lots of both.
I brought my Reeves wheel with me for a couple of reasons. One was purely sentimental. Since I had bought Rosie at SPA last year it just seemed right to bring her back. The other was purely practical. Rosie needed a new drive band and I wanted Marcy to help me put one on. I won’t discuss the logistical difficulties of doing that without proper drive band material but I will say that I am very comfortable with replacing a drive band now because we did it about 3 times on Saturday. It was worth every moment, though, because I was able to spin this awesomely vibrant merino from Spunky Eclectic. Or, as Marcy called it, Funky Electric.
Four ounces of yummy singles, purchased on Friday night and spun on Saturday and Sunday. You gotta love instant gratification.
There was a bit of other fiber stash enhancing, too. I bought another hank of something gorgeous from Amy. What can I say except her color combinations are hard to resist.
You must remember the scarf I wore at Rhinebeck because I had it on in every photo taken of me that day. That scarf started out as an Indigo Moon brush stroke batt. And since I love that scarf so much, I decided another of those batts needed to come home with me.
Also irresistible was this orange merino/silk/alpaca blend. There’s only 7 ounces but I grabbed it while I could because Indigo Moon is going out of business. Word on the street is that MaryLynn is going back to school. Good for her. Bad for spinners.
I also scooped up a bag of bunny
crack fiber from Kim. This is some of the softest stuff I’ve ever touched. I may not even spin it, I may just fondle it forever.
I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about SPA by now so I’ll stop. Except to say, once again, that it was a fabulous, relaxing and over-the-top-fun weekend. Bring it on for 2008!