Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fiber Twins!

Saturday was a most delightful day as my fiber twin (aka....spinning teacher N) and I celebrated our birthdays (a day early) with a spinning, dyeing, knitting party!  Such great friends came out to celebrate!

There were lots of lendrums for spinning....

....and knitters....

....and 3 dye pots.  One each of orelopsis, annatto, and black walnut hulls!

Never having dyed anything, this was a fun adventure, but N knows a ton about natural dyeing so I learned a lot!  

Did I mention there was cake too!  What a perfect day....and I ended up transforming this....

....to this! (I'm thinking a 3-ply yarn with each color being one of the plies?)

***specials thanks to A for having a camera that day, letting me take pics, and then remembering to email them to me too! :)

11 comments:

Stacy said...

Oh fun! I can't wait to see the yarn. Happy birthday to you both!!

Wool Winder said...

A fun way to celebrate.

Bea said...

Happy Birthday!! This party looks really fun!

Judy S. said...

How fun to dye and spin your very own color of yarn! I forgot that you like giraffes...did you see the one my daughter saw? Also there's a photo on my blog of our newest family member who's a week old today. Happy Birthday a wee bit late!

nck said...

It was a great day! Thanks so much for sharing it with me. Love the way your colors came out.

Davene McBride said...

It looks like awesome fun!! And the fiber looks beautiful!
Love, Mom

Bean Counting Knitter said...

Happy belated birthday! What a wonderful way to spend the day! :-)

Jennifer said...

Oh neat. I just got caught up on your blog. About 3 months worth of reading. :) Thank goodness didn't blog while you were in Scotland. Love everything you knit and spun! I really love your handspun. It's your gift.

KSee said...

what a wonderful way to spen the day. Happy Birthday.

Robin said...

Three ply multi sounds perfect ~ what a wonderful day with friends!

Daisy said...

That sounds like a day from heaven!