It’s hard to believe that it’s been two weeks since I left the Strung Along Retreat in Port Ludlow, Washington. The retreat took place at the northern reaches of the Olympic Peninsula, right on the water.
I was a bit nervous because I hadn’t spun in more than two years. Thankfully, my fingers and feet remembered what to do and in just a few short minutes, I was making yarn: worsted, woolen, hybrid worsted-woolen, and slub. I now have beautiful singles on my spindle but I have no idea what to do with the mishmash yarn I spun. Suggestions are welcome!
I also took classes from the esteemed Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Debbie Stone, during which I learned a lot of knitting tricks and some of the more important ins-and-outs of Ravelry, Crafty, FaceBook, and Instagram.
To prove that I was really there, I took very bad selfies of myself with Stephanie (when Stephanie is around, it’s hard to stop laughing long enough to get a focused photo), Judith, and my friend Cindy and our new friend Debi. I didn’t manage to get a photo with Debbie Stone–maybe she was avoiding me?