Leaving Friday with two friends to go to our spinning guild retreat in Deer Springs. Twenty girls and one guy cramped indoors for two days of spinning, knitting, felting and God knows what else. Wish I could pack the kitties, especially Kelvin, who likes to try new laps and really enjoys this kind of meetings. He usually ends up sitting for hours on someone who is either knitting or spinning on a single-treadle wheel. Double-treadle is too bumpy of a ride, even for him.
This is him on Janet's lap at the last spin/knit gathering at my place. A true bundle of nerves who doesn't know how to relax.
He won't be lacking laps, though, as every time I am out for more than half a day, Ben and Ed schedule a video game tournament and those guys can sit on the sofa for hours playing Halo 2.
Gotta figure out what to pack, but one thing's for sure; I will bring my oldest UFOs, *three* Aran sweaters (all from Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore) that have been in between 80% and 95% state of completion for years. I guess I fit the stereotype of knitters who hate to sew. I'd rather knit another sleeve or even larger piece than put the whole thing together. Luckily, my friends will help me snap out of it this weekend.
Here are the offending items, all from Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting:
Na Craga #1
Na Craga #2