|Diane and Mollie, my friends from Central Oregon|
Diane's sweater was also hand spun and hand knit. What you can't see is
a large decoratively stitched circle on the back. Very pretty.
|several different types of wheels|
wheels this year. I saw about 7 Hanson electric wheels. They can spin very
fast or not... your choice. The bobbins are much larger and can hold 8 oz.
The reason most ladies purchase them is they are so easy to travel with..
Some have cases and use them as tables, others actually bring tables, as above.
|close up of 2 more Hanson's|
|My friend Ann and myself spinning on my double treadle Lendrum|
hand dyed yarn from Wisconsin, not by me. But I knit it. I want to spin and
dye some yarn for this type of sweater. It is 40-50% angora mixed with wool.
|The large spool on the hanson holds a lot!|
|This wheel has a very nice built in Kate for bobbin storage and use|
|Linda, my friend from the Newport group|
on dying fleece and yarn.
She raises wonderful animals with the very best fleece. I learned so
much from this very special lady. I restrained myself very well but succumbed
and bought one skein of rose/ orange heather yarn from her. Soft mohair socks????
|My orangy pink alpaca!!! soooo soft!!!!|
|Hand dyed Alpaca from Marie Hurley|
|Me... knitting at Mollie's beach house on the Alsea River|
|Looking up river on the Alsea|
|Seagulls love the new dock!!!|
over the mountain passes, through the snow, and down to the coast.
Sweet Mollie drove Diane and I and put us up at her lovely beach cottage
for the weekend. Such fun to knit and spin with friends. Ate well, had a
little wine and great talk. It was a really wonderful relaxing weekend.
We made it back up over Santiam pass on the packed snow (stars out and
clear as a bell) just before dark. My guild here in Redmond is also the
same NWRSA guild as Newport so we have a great connection of spinners.
I had not seen my coast friends for about 9 months so it was a wonderful
reunion for me.