Having my cake…

January 22nd, 2007

Oh boy, I am so excited!

I booked my room for SPA. Yaaay!

(SPA is the annual Spa, Knit and Spin get-together from the New England Textile Arts group, for those folks who haven’t heard of it. It is taking place is Portland, ME on Saturday and Sunday, February 17th and 18th.)

I wasn’t able to arrange my room before now because we are going on the annual vacation with Casey’s mom and his sisters and they just made our reservations for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (oh sunshine! I cannot wait to see you! with sunscreen and a big hat.)

I am super relieved that I am able to go to SPA because I think it is going to be really fun, especially after hearing about it from so many other New England bloggers, like Kate. The messages from the NETA people on the message board are all very positive and welcoming and the group has that reputation among knitbloggers as well.

I am mostly excited to meet some more spinners since I don’t really have any spinning friends near me. (Look, I got my first wheel! I am enthusiastic and no one cares! gah, I am such a dork.)

My Vicky and I have been getting along pretty well. I spun some angora (um hard!) and some silk (see both below) and I am doing okay so far, I think, but it will be really nice to get some feedback from real spinners. The information I have learned so far has been from the spinning books that I talked about in my last spinning post.

I was lucky enough to get to see a few great spinners and knitters at a knitting gettogether at Jackie‘s house on Saturday… they were all super nice about my first yarn and what I have on my bobbins so far, thanks ladies. 🙂

I had no idea there were so many great bloggers in Boston. Well, I guess I did but haven’t really hung out with them before… very fun. Maya and I were talking on the way home about how we spent over 7 hours at Jackie’s without realizing it. Good thing her hubby is such a good sport!

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On the left is some bright pink merino from handpaintedyarn.com (Malabrigo people) and the other two, left: angora and right: silk, are from Amy Boogie of Spunky Eclectic.

Ack! I have run out of bobbins! That is all of them up there… darn.


10 Responses to “Having my cake…”

  1. Andrea Says:

    Your first yarns look very nice and even, I can’t wait to see how they look plied up.

  2. maryse Says:

    have fun at spa. i’ve never been but i hope to go some day.

  3. Sarah Says:

    Seeing your spinning makes me want to learn to spin. So pretty!

  4. elisa Says:

    We were all nice and complimentary about your first yarn because IT IS BEAUTIFUL! Seriously, you have done a beautiful job – I left Jackie’s, went home, and immediately started perusing Amy’s site looking at the bunny and silk roving!

    It was great meeting you and Maya on Saturday and I can’t wait for SPA!

  5. Kate Says:

    Yeah for you going to SPA! Missed you all on Saturday but so glad you got to meet everyone! They are a fabulous group of people. See you in less than a month.

  6. Vickery Says:

    Your yarn looks beautiful! I’m so impressed (I just started spinning too-isn’t it fun?)!

  7. Dorothy B Says:

    Your yarns look beautiful to me. I like that brightness of the pink.

  8. Betsy Says:

    Oh turds, more fun for the northern people, nothing good happens in Florida – NOTHING.
    Your spinning looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Sara Says:

    I so wanted to go to SPA this year and *completely* forgot about it… I must try to make arrangements!!

    I was bummed that I missed the gathering at Jackie’s, but so excited to see the outcome of all of it!

  10. Amy Says:

    Checking your archives after a long time away. So happy to see you have taken up spinning! So completely rewarding.