Today, despite the pouring rain, I bundled up a fully loaded Merry in a blanket and a trash bag, along with various fibers, a knitting project, spinning books, and my camera, and headed over for an afternoon of spinning at Janice's house.
I even brought lunch...mmmmm!
Then it was time to spin! We started by looking at my first attempt at plying - done with the first and second roving I'd spun on Merry. I needed to reply it, so Janice showed me how. Here it is just before we washed it:
One of my student raises alpacas and had given my this little treasure to play around with -
I managed to turn it into this -
Meanwhile, Janice was spinning up her BFL.....isn't it beautiful?
While we were busy spinning, one of Janice's kitties got into my knitting bag and made off with a hand wound ball of practice merino - pesky little creature!
It ought to have looked more like this!
Janice knitted on her sock project and I spun a little Cotswold from the Frontier Culture Museum and then knitted a little on my Eternal sweater. By then the rain had stopped and the day had turned as beautiful on the outside as on the inside!
It was a perfectly beautiful ending to a perfect day - don't you think?