Archive for May, 2009



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Had a wonderful time at the Sheep and Wool Festival. Before I was seriously overloaded with all the sights and sounds and people I took two wonderful classes. One was an introduction to spinning, taught by Bonnie Butler. She taught the true beginners method of using a drop spindle, which involves holdiing it steady rather than actually dropping it. I became addicted fairly quickly and now that I’ve had a few more days to fiddle with it I’m beginning to add the ‘drop’ part on my own.

The other class I took was Sally Melville’s “Knit to Flatter and Fit”, which not only covered how to alter patterns, but why. Now I just have to get some of her books to add to my library!

Not only that, but I saw Alpaca and tasted lamb and had the opportunity to do a lot more, if I’d been up to tackling crowds and rain. I will definitely go again next year.

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