a dillydallyknitter: Spinning at the Winery...2009

Monday, June 08, 2009

Spinning at the Winery...2009

The problem with being a Bad Blogger is that you end up with stacked up things you want to blog about. First off, a week or so ago, Knitpsycho blogged about some Cotty socks she made out of Squoosh Fiber Arts Sportweight Merino/Cashmere/Nylon. Sadly they didn't fit her. But guess whose feet they did fit?

Mine! They're so comfy! I'm such a lucky girl!

On Saturday, I went to the annual Spinning at the Winery at Retlaff Winery in Livermore Valley. It was a lovely day spent hanging out with lovely people!

ceallach (holding a new treasure bought from Carolina Homespun, leftcoastknits and Josie

We sat, knit, spun, chatted and sipped delicious wine while being surrounded by vendors with tempting fiber goodness.

knitpsycho and josie share a laugh

The prize covered table with jars to put raffle tickets in. (I won 3 prizes!)

The weather was wonderful and there was a fantastic turn out. The man standing in the middle of the photograph is Will Taylor. Will, his wife, Kate and the members of the Treadles to Thread Guild host this event every year.

I brought my Liesl with me so I could sew on the buttons and have an official FO!
The vintage crystal buttons were purchased at the Antique fair a few weeks ago:

And, um, maybe this came home with me too.
Will Taylor is a talented craftsman, spinner and, once in awhile, sells used wheels.

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At 5:43 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Woohoo! Cpurl has a wheel! ;) Congrats! Love Liesl! Looks like a wonderful day! :)

At 6:28 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Ha ha! It took a little while but here you are! I can't believe it's already spinning wine time of year!

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Oh and lucky you! New socks! :)

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Josie said...

Yay for new toys! Does she have a name yet?

At 8:45 PM, Blogger KG said...

Excellent purchase! It's like a stimulus package for the fiber industry!

At 1:22 AM, Blogger Discoknits said...

I love how if your knit socks don't fit, it's no biggie - you can just gift them, and that is almost as satisfying :0)

What a great idea, to feed fibre folk alcohol, then present them with retail opportunities ;0)

Your liesl is gorgeous - love the buttons, very pretty :0)

At 3:47 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

That looks like such a great time! Fiber AND wine! Congrats on the new wheel too!

At 9:37 AM, Blogger Linda said...

Yay!!! You have a lovely looking wheel. That place looked lovely with all the fibre and people doing fiberish things.

At 10:34 AM, Blogger weezalana said...

That Liesl looks gorgeous! Do we get to see modeled pics?

At 11:17 AM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Socks in red that just happen not to fit the knitter but fit you? Yeah, I'm not sure that was an accident. ;) And yay! You got a wheel!

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Virtuous said...

You lucky gurl!! Socks, Winery hangout AND wheel!

Life is being so good to you!! (and you deserve it!) :o) Enjoy it!

At 3:34 AM, Blogger bmom said...

Yes - modeled pics of Liesl please -- I've been eyeing that pattern for a while.

At 5:26 PM, Blogger Batty said...

New wheel! YAY! And such a fun event. I love the little jars they had for raffle prizes -- so cute and interesting. I'm a sucker for jars.

At 8:34 PM, Blogger Stefaneener said...

Wow! I missed this.

Great buttons, and a new wheel!! Terrific!

At 11:04 PM, Blogger Marisol said...

Wow lots of fantastic stuff in this post. Lovely Cotty socks and hurray for you on the new wheel! Bring on the handspun:)

At 9:13 PM, Blogger IrishGirlieKnits said...

Wow wow wow!! A new wheel, new pretty pretty socks, a new sweater!! Love it!! Liesl is so pretty!!!

Looks like you had a great time too!

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats! I love my schact!


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