Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Some happenings at Desert Mesa Spinning Retreat, March 2014

This spring, we had 3 full days of nothing to do but spin, socialize and have fun. Some of us wanted to have even more fun. The 3 Evil-Doers came up with a great activity - Create the UGLIEST SWEATER COOKIE!!
 
And here they are - Karen Bonter, Gail Dickson, and Dotty Pon.
They brought the baked cookies and a ton of sprinkles and decorations, and made up icing bags. Then they brought us all downstairs and said GET TO IT!

 And so we did - Sheila Kirk, Heather Specken, Susan Millikan, Donna Faulkes and Sarma Leipins all hard at work.






Lots of fun and creativity - and good enough to eat!



But there was work done also - I spun a few skeins of squishy soft merino chunky yarns, perfect for hats and cowls, and toiled away spinning silk hankies, ending up with 280 yards of thread-thin 2-ply for that special lace scarf.

 
Next retreat is October 16-19 in Cache Creek - can hardly wait!!