Sunday, June 25, 2006

On the road to Eugene

Taking a break and checking the camera... Posted by Picasa

Does it get any better?

I certainly don't think so!
Wow, the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene this weekend was just fab.
The fiber, fiber and fiber!
I didn't get into trying spinning wheels because I ended up ordering a new pair of glasses, but I did touch all the fleece I could.
All these places that I had seen online were there. I bought small amounts of everything I wanted to try, so that if I wanted more of it, I could order from the dealers online or by phone.

It was more exciting than I thought it was gonna be, and interestingly enough, I found the baa-ing of sheep do be quite calming. I take that as a further if I need any! Posted by Picasa

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful

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Me and Gaby at Black Sheep Gathering

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Rosewood Drop Spindle

It occured to me that I might need something small and light to work with silk.
I spun up this single last night to try it out. So pretty. Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 16, 2006

Shiney Taupe Ribbon Tunic

This got designed while I was knitting it. I used some eyelets and ribbing under the bust/at the waist for detail and shaping. This stuff was like knitting with dragonfly wings! Exciting and dangerous for these fast hands. Posted by Picasa

Sari Ribbon Edging

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Another Kind of Spinning Wheel

Man, this was SO MUCH FUN!
I really wanted to go on the ferris wheel, was a little scared, but before I downed any junk food, we all got on.
We we flying! It was wonderful.
Then came the cotton candy and now I'm flying on a sugar high that is due to end any moment now...
Okay, time for bed. Someone pull me off the computer. Posted by Picasa

View From the Top

Portland in all it's Rose Festival Glory Posted by Picasa

My Cohorts

Madame X (just a blur), Carly and Jeff Posted by Picasa

Reeling and Wheeling

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Monday, June 05, 2006

The Vest I Finished Yesterday..

...and wore today.
I didn't have anyone to take a picture, and I wanted to show it on, so here is my weird collage. It's handpainted bulky cotton from Over the Rainbow Yarns. Designed it as I went and found just the right stoneware buttons for it on Saturday.

I am on a mission to finish projects right now. Posted by Picasa