1. Heading to March Spin-In - - traffic jam!, 2. Heading to March Spin-In, 3. March Spin-In at Gryphon's - Adrianne, 4. March Spin-In, 5. March Spin-in at Gryphon's - Field Artillery, 6. March Spin-In at Gryphon's - Lauren & Jen, 7. March Spin-In. , 8. Gryphon's Massive Attack Coat, 9. Silk tank top materials, 10. Kate's silk/cashmere & Gryphon's silk, 11. My tank top design - after 1 night, 12. Silk tank top under construction
First a 45-minute traffic jam while I drove up Gryphon's way (thank goodness I had some Harry Potter CD's and a sock-in-progress to work on!) then loads of fun spinning and laughing at Gryphon's. I got to watch some extremely talented spinners make it look way easier than it actually can be (at least, easier than newbies like me think it is!) and got an eyeful of some beautiful fiber in Gryphon's shop. [Ahem] In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that a skein of one-off sock yarn might have fallen into my basket.
While at Gryphon's we also got to see her coat. Her (this is my name for it) Massive Attack coat. That thing weighs roughly a million pounds. It's truly a feat of knitting.
The last row of pictures is the luscious, gorgeous, and absolutely amazing Icelandic silk that Gryphon has given me to knit up a new design with. She supplemented her silk with a hand-dyed skein of Kate's cashmere/silk. I came home and jumped right on the knitting. I can hardly wait to see how these two fibers knit up together!
I'm home with the Munchkin for the rest of the week. Today our fun activity is to make some home-made baked doughnuts. Tomorrow our fun choice is home-made bagels. Jessie reminded me of how good fresh bagels are, and I'm going to bust out the recipe that my brother and I used to make when we lived in Botswana - with our non-traditional peanut butter addition and all!