Apr 21, 2010


Can you believe that MD S&W is just over a week away? I'm making my plans and getting ready. It's a bit more involved this year because I'm spending more time than usual. Not only will i be there to meet and greet and shop (duh). I'm taking classes too.

They have some great classes at MD S&W and in past years I'd look through the list and think about how cool they'd be but, as with the lottery, you've gotta be in it to win it and since I never bothered to apply - I never got a spot. This year I sent in applications for 3 of them on a whim. There's only 15 spots per class so I figured I'd get none.

Surprise! I got into 2 classes and they fit right in with my current goals. On Wednesday I'll be up there taking Child-sized Stranded Hat with Steek which is taught by Katherine Misegades. Now that I've successfully completed the stranded mittens I want to expand my colorwork skillz a bit more. This ought to help a lot.

The other class is the one that turned my fiber play upside down. I got into Sock Exotica with Judith MacKenzie McCuin!


As soon as I got the confirmation I pulled out my wheels and got to work. That's when I realized just how long it's been since the last time I spun. Actually that's inaccurate. I can't remember the last time I spun. How sad is that? It was probably late last summer.

Anyway, I've been spinning a bit just about every day over the past week and a half. I started with the bobbin on the extreme left which was about half full when I put it aside. It's Mama E's C*Eye*Ber Fiber that I got long ago. Moving along from left to right we have fiber from my LYS (Ashland Bay -Spice I think) followed by a Grafton Batt and Gale's Art Black BFL in Proud Peacock. Since I took this picture I spun more of the Gale's Art and now I'm onto some creamy Cormo. I hope to have a ply-fest this weekend to clear the bobbins for class next Thursday

The more I spin the more ready I feel for class. I'm also learning a bit about my relationship with my wheels. Charlotte will definitely be the wheel who comes to class with me and Nellie may be finding a new home soon. We're just not getting along.

As if all this wasn't great by itself - the classes will necessitate me staying in MD Wednesday night. I'm hoping to find other MD S&W folks to hang out with but even a quiet night by myself could be cool.


Carole Knits said...

I am so jealous of your classes! You are going to have a great time and learn so much. But - I have to say - how weird is it that I am knitting Mama E's C*Eye*Ber Fiber Sock yarn and you are spinning Mama E's C*Eye*Ber Fiber!

margene said...

Your classes sound fabulous. I had a class with Judith at Rhinebeck. You'll love her and all you'll learn!

Laurie said...

Lucky grrl! Sounds look so much fun!

Sarah said...

How exciting!