Handspun and more!

by Aimee on November 19, 2007

It was an exciting weekend here in fairie-land. But first we have handspun!!!

Handspun Monday 11192007 001

Poppy Flower Fibers Domestic Wool in Sunset. I have JUST about half of this spun up. It is spinning like a dream! I hope to finish this up this weekend and have some finished yarn for you next weekend!

New Basket

But what is it in?? Well, that would be my new basket! I picked it up at the Ren Fest Sunday when May, Cristi and I went for the last day of the Fest this year.
MayCristi's new do!
May and Cristi dressed in garb!


I didn’t, but I did find a kickass parasol. Which I didn’t buy, so I have to reflect wistfully at the picture. Cristi and I had our palms read.

Palm Reading

It was interesting (I think the palm reader has spies *looks at all of you*).

As for goings on…well, the Tortuga Twins put on an excellent set of shows…


They picked a VERY tall man as the villian.

Tortuga Humping

Then there was humping. No, I didn’t hump.


There were pretty greyhounds from the rescue. I would rescue one, but we have 2 cats and 2 pugs between us and we just aren’t getting anymore. Oh – and there is the fish tank. Yeah, we have enough.

I really should back up a day, though because Jen came for a visit this weekend!!!


I took her to Charlotte Yarn where we had a day of knitting and then we went to Cristi’s for more knitting! I thought we might make it to the Charlotte Purls meeting on Saturday, but by the time Jen made it to town and we had lunch, then went to the shop and I picked out yarn, it was almost 3. But, it was a fibery weekend of goodness!!! Jen was quite taken with the size of my stash. And Cristi’s.

Jen pic taking

As always, we had Friday night Craft night. It was just me and Cristi this week and she made chili for dinner. It was yummy. I brought chocolate pie. We had some chocolate Redi-Whip for the pie and about 9 I looked over and said, “you know what else chocolate Redi-Whip would be good on? Chocolate Martinis.”

Chocolate Martinis

Yes, they were good. A little strong, but yummy none the less.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

The Gadabout Knitter November 19, 2007 at 10:31 am

Your handspun (and the basket that it’s in) is gorgeous! Just curious, but how long did it take you to spin a bobbin of singles that thin?

Alyson November 19, 2007 at 11:52 am

Awesome! I love that basket!! And I’m pretty partial to the chocolatinis too….oughta move to Charlotte…..

Donna November 19, 2007 at 4:41 pm

I love the handspun. The colors are so pretty.

Chocolate martinis? Why am I not surprised?

turtlegirl76 November 19, 2007 at 7:01 pm

Heh. We do love our alcohol.

Zonda November 19, 2007 at 10:37 pm

Lovely colorway of your handspun! Looks like a great weekend! Oh and um..I’m gonna have to visit again soon! Chocolate Martini’s!!!!

Cycling Knitter November 20, 2007 at 6:05 am

FABULOUS HANDSPUN,just my colour way, and chocolate martinis, now i might just have to try them too,any chance of posting a recipe? I am english afterall,

Cycling Knitter November 20, 2007 at 6:08 am

as an adit,
where can I but the wool?

Virtuous November 20, 2007 at 7:46 am

Cute basket!! I love how it is so unique!!

Ooh I had my palm read EONS ago by a co-worker that I never knew did that “for real real” :o ) and kinda want it done again :o p

Aah thanks for thinking about CP! Definitely check out what we have been up to on our blog! http://www.charlottepurls.blogspot.com

Hope to see you this weekend!
….??? Charlotte Yarn??? Craft Sunday?? :o D

Jen November 20, 2007 at 3:14 pm

Well….at least I don’t look like a zombie…Perhaps a crazed crack dealer, but not a zombie.

Thanks for the invite I had so much fun!

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