Sunday, June 14, 2009

WWKIP Day 2009

Whew, it was a hot one, but we were protected by a good overhang from the coffeeshop and a cool breeze. The killer was the popcorn smell wafting from the movie theater.

At one point I was told there were 45 knitters and 6 spinning wheels.. We had fun and got lots of looks.
WWKIP Day 2009

Wonder who one of those spinners was?? Interesting comments as patrons walked inside to get coffee...(see she's got a sewing
WWKIP Day 2009
I had some issues though, I so learned I am such a newbie! I was sweetly told to read my owner's manual LOL....I have and am ready to replace the drive band as it wasn't plying...I had a temporary fix, and now with more kitchen twine, ready to fix and be on my way....

More knitters...and spinners (my friend fixing my wheel)
WWKIP Day 2009

Smiling faces, despite knitting a lace wedding skirt! She dropped about 5 stitches and we were worried she'd have to start over, but she fixed it, whew girl!
WWKIP Day 2009
I did knit on my FLS and woot onto the bottom band finally!

A filled plying bobbin and one has to bring out her dusty trusty niddy noddy. I haven't used this since I dyed yarns for a swap like 4 years ago.
WWKIP Day 2009

The finished results....not too bad...plenty of room for improvement.
Methinks I don't like spinning mohair though...


Anonymous said...

Looks like a good time was had by all!

Bezzie said...

Yeah I'm not sure I would have started with mohair either. But dude, the stuff I first spun was nearly the exact same color!

Bezzie said...

Wow, I just realized that maybe my comment could have been interpreted to mean that your first attempt sucked--it doesn't! I was thinking more of what a PITA mohair can be to spin!!! Ha ha!

cpurl17 said...

Whoo hooo!! Awesome handspun!!

I stayed home yesterday but I did go knit at Josie's house to watch Harper's Island.

Chris said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun!

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Look at you go on the spinning!! So cool and great job!!!

Looks like you gals had a blast this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Looks like it was a wonderful day! Of course any day knitting and spinning with friends is a good day.

Virtuous said...

Giggle @ sweetly need to read manual.

You keep spinning woman!! :oD

Woot! @ FLS

Looks like y'all had a great time KIPing in the heat like we did!! ;op

turtlegirl76 said...

(I haven't read my manual - I could probably stand to learn a thing or two)

And MOHAIR IS EVIL! Sheesh. ;)

weezalana said...

You haven't read the manual? What are you, a guy? ;)

Dude, I didn't even know it was WWKIP day, I'm so out of the loop! Looks like you had a great time!