On Saturday morning, we had free time to get settled in our lodgings. It was nice to not to have to share a room. I spent the morning spinning the green 'bumps' acquired at Rhinebeck last fall.
|Leslie and Paula|
|Judy, Suzanne, and Gayle|
|Jacki knits while Suzanne takes a photo of Gayle's sweater and Judy looks on|
|Marilyn spins qiviut|
|Judy and Jo discuss colours for Jo's needlepoint project|
|Leslie and Judy teach Sara how to spin|
After supper, we sat around and did more of the same. The food was excellent!! Our dietary restrictions were catered to. The salads, soups, entrees, and desserts were delicious! We women appreciated not having to plan, cook, serve, and clean up.
Sunday morning, the early risers did some stretching and yoga while others walked around the property.
After breakfast, we spent the morning dyeing sock blanks under Dini's guidance.
Suzanne carefully painted her pre-soaked and wrung out sock block with a design.
After yet another sumptuous lunch, Marilyn talked to us about qiviut (fibre from the musk ox) and showed us samples from her research project. Participants had the opportunity to spin some qiviut. Others created warps using leftovers, chaining them, ready to take home and warp their looms.
Then it was time to pack up and head for home.
Once home, I rinsed my sock blank and hung it to dry. My next post will highlight the result.
All participants this weekend enjoyed the camaraderie, activities, relaxed pace, and FOOD! We hope there will be another one next year. Bravo Dini, Dale, and Pat for a well-planned and executed weekend. Thank you for all your hard work.