A place for me to share photos, trips and projects with my friends, mostly about knitting,kayaking, and quilting.

Monday, February 11, 2008

They Serve Us Well

Fiber people know how valuable a good guard dog is. And animal people know how valuable a good dog is, in so many ways. So it's heart breaking and maddening when such animals are abused. And folks who love them can't just ignore that.

Jack, a Great Pyrenees, has been rescued. He must have surgery. It's expensive. Every dollar helps. I chose snail mail rather than PayPal for my small contribution, so inquire if that's your preference. And if you make a contribution after being directed there by my blog, I'll send you some nice sock yarn from my over abundant stash. And if I have colors you like, I'll try to accomodate you. Just let me know in the comments that you made a contribution, and sock yarn will be yours.

You can read about Jack here.

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Saturday, February 09, 2008


I went to Destin, Florida. I shared a condo with Diana. We met a whole room full of other spinners and vendors. I met Tonni, who, like Diana, is from Alabama. We carded, we partied, we were silly, we had fun.

Here are Diana and Tonni working with the drum carder.

Our "party hats". Char with a silk hankie:

Diana with the flying pig and some roving, tied on with handspun:

Tonni with wrapping paper adorned with handspun streamers:

And Diana wearing her gorgeous original design sweater:

Yes, I did make some yarn. When I get new batteries for my camera, I'll show you some yarn and roving (yes, there were vendors!! came home with more fiber than I went with).

(edited later: I've tried several times to fix the formatting and it just isn't going to happen. Sorry for the less than great presentation!)

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