Tuesday, September 21, 2010

World Wide Spin in Public Day

Really, isn't that what we do at least once a week? Well, yes. But not on this scale! Complete with scenery! We had our share of looky-lous, that's for sure. And I'm pretty certain Donald Trump never imagined this scene would be visible from his cookie cutter condos.

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Spin City came out in force Saturday to represent and make yarn. Boy, did we make yarn.

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We're talking drop dead gorgeous Polwarth from THE Nancy Ortmann of Montana fame. Um...I know what I want for Christmas!

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Kids learned how to separate vegetable matter from gleaned wool. Not just any gleaned wool, but wool gathered by Outward Bound kids in the UK from ancient sheep breeds.

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Jayne, our group historian brought this basket of gleaned wool bits. She finds the most amazing things on EBay, I tell you.

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Christina decided to show us her progress on The Huntress. And as you can see, this is the perfect garment for hunting down tourists who carelessly block sidewalks and dawdle in cross walks. Come on, admit it: you want one too.

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This event topped the charts on the fun meter. I got lots more pics over on Flickr if you feel like reliving the experience.


Anonymous said...

what a great gathering! I would have love to join you with my wheel...if only I weren't on the other side of the continent!

NJStacie said...

This looks awesome! I want to spin and knit with all of these people, everyone looks so nice and fun :)

Susie said...

How fun! Looks like you all had a great time!

Chris said...

I'm so envious of you and your group! It looks like a fabulous time.

Knitting Out Loud said...

There is something really wonderful about seeing all those spinners in the middle of NYC! Love the photos. And you do all look very happy.

I spent Spinning in Public Day at the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival and a friend was in Presque Isle, Maine, on the Canadian border, spinning at the first Northern Maine Fiber Festival.

t does wool said...

now that must have been so cool!

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