Only the weekend after Rhinebeck my knitting group had our annual cottage trip.
It’s always a great time, but an added bonus was that this year was especially productive for me.
Exhibit A) I learned how to chain ply on a spindle! In beautiful surroundings, no less.
You might recognize the Briar Rose roving and David Reed Smith spindle from my last post.
PS: if you haven’t heard of chain plying, you should look into it. It is magical, time saving, and generally awesome.
Exhibit B) I learned how to use my spinning wheel. A big undertaking considering last time I tried it was at the Frolic.
After a bumpy start I finally got something that resembled yarn 😀
Exhibit C) Happy Seamstress let me use her drum carder!
Wensleydale + second quality angora I got at Rhinebeck, plus some firestar = pretty AND pretty soft.
But perhaps the best part of the cottage is the time away from the city with friends, fibre, yarn, and good food.
Yes, that is a chocolate marshmallow. A HOMEMADE chocolate marshmallow.
I’ll leave you with the doodle Lynn left in the cottage owners’ guest book.