Wednesday, August 8

August Fiber Frolic

Saturday afternoon, Frog Ponders got together for a Fiber Frolic at Charlotte Wolfe's farm. We had fun spinning, knitting, and eating. The food is always delish!

It was a beautiful day if a little on the warm side. We set up on the deck where there was a good breeze. How's this for a view? Unfortunately, everyone was covered in pollen in a short time. We hadn't had any rain to wash it out of the air. We moved inside shortly after. I thought we were in the shade but discovered later than I was just a little sunburnt from my spinning adventure outside.

Here's Sandy with her back to the camera. Mary is trying out Aubrey's Ashford Traditional spinning wheel with Aubrey's help. Both Sandy and Mary were trying out our spinning wheels. They both want to buy a wheel.

Chris brought the scarf she knitted out of this BFL handspun I gave her several months ago. Didn't it turn out nice? The scarf pattern can be found in Knitter's Stash, called the Heavenly scarf. I charted the scarf pattern for Chris to make it easier to knit. (Aren't I a nice friend?)

No one went home empty handed. If they didn't win a door prize, they went home with fresh produce. I came home with fresh eggs and green beans. Yum! Janet brought tomatoes and zucchini from her garden. Our hostess, Charlotte, told us to pick anything we wanted o ut of her garden. It was too hot to do that. :-) She also offered us any of the fleeces in the barn for free. Elizabeth brought two beautiful Shetland cross fleeces home to process. I was tempted to take a peek but didn't. I already have more fiber than I can spin and limited storage space.


vanessa said...

nice day :-)

Sarah said...

Aw, that looks like so much fun!
Also, I got into big trouble at Stitches. Did you go?

Alpaca Granny said...

This sounds like the perfect day. Spinning and talking fiber with friends....