Sunday, January 08, 2012

Just one more celebration...

Yesterday was Roc Day, the last of the Christmas season festivities, so my spinning buddy Alica and I headed out to the Little Red Mitten to celebrate with the other spinsters.

Here's a mother-daughter team in the foreground with a brand-spankin new spinner in the background:

And the drop-spindlers:

Joan was there, owner of the Little Red Mitten, with our local master spinner in training, Janice. Janice is in the fourth year of the Master Spinners program. Joan on the left in the picture below, and Janice, spindling, on the right.

And here's Alica and I. We're both wearing bracelets of our spinning samples as we were taught to do by Wendy of Gemini Fibers. How do you like our twin Lendrums? We can tell them apart because mine has the beauty mark (that's what I call it, Jim calls it a smear).

Joan has a beautiful store, chock full of beautiful and tempting yarns. I managed to only walk a way with some Tuffy sock yarn, which I consider a bread and milk sort of staple in my stash, and some local fiber. But that's a story for another day...


  1. Looks like great fun to get together with spinning buds!!!
    Nice variety of wheels....a Majacraft and antique saxony are both in my personal collection.
    I've never tried the Lendrum but it seems to be a very popular travel wheel :-)

  2. Laurie - that looks like so much fun. And I love the wiki reference to roc day - the day when women RESUMED their normal household duties after the 12 days of Christmas. 12 days with no housework - put me back in those tmes!!!