Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Singing and Flinging

I'm back from the second annual Loopy Ewe Spring Fling and it was great. I can't say enough about how well organized it was. Sheri and her family, friends, and employees did a super job of making sure everything ran smoothly and everyone had a great time.

I took only one class this year, Advance Lace Knitting with the inimitable Anne Hanson. She was lovely to meet and full of tips and inspiration. I just may have to try one of her big projects soon.

A couple of fun things: I organized a swap of small sock yarn scraps for people making (or thinking about making) a sock yarn blankie. You can find all the details of how to make this beautiful blanket right there on Shelly Kang's blog. Several people brought bags of yarn, and a few of us sat right down on the floor to swap.

It was loads of fun. Now I have to get going on this project! I have tons of tiny balls of yarn just patiently waiting to join the party.

Of course, a highlight of the trip is always the trip to Loopy Central. This time we saw the new, expanded Loopy Central with even more yarn and accessories for our shopping pleasure. My twin and roommate, Cathy-Cate, found plenty that tickled her fancy.

Don't we look happy to be there?

Another activity that I might have tried, aided and abetted by the lovely Adrienne, was spinning on a wheel. I have written about my adventures in drop spindling, and I do enjoy that, but if you want to get yarn, a wheel is much faster. Something like this just might have to come live with me.

And last but not least, I was recruited to participate in the traditional entertainment this year. The talented Tammy didn't disappoint and this year we had a rollicking tribute to all things Loopy. Give a listen if you so desire. (I didn't know it was being videotaped, and it sure shows how I need to stop fiddling with my clothing.)


A :-) said...

Um . . . yup, I'm thinkin' a wheel is going to be in your life somehow :-) You did great!!

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