Tuesday, May 08, 2007
I think they liked it!
Some of you may wonder if I really finished that blanket on time. Yes I finished weaving on Wednesday, spent Thursday repairing mistakes and twisting the fringe, which gave me Friday to wash and let it dry. It was a surprise gift for friends Fred and Jo Knowlton. They raise sheep and do a tremendous amount for the spinning community I wanted them to know how much they were appreciated.
On Saturday morning when I got up we had almost a blizzard, yes it was snowing like a banshee. I waited an hour to leave when it let up a little. I had an uneventful drive and then arrived to the pandemonium of spinners in search of fleeces. I was all set to pick up a fleece for my friend Amy, so I headed to the fleece area once I put my stuff down. Luckily I did since there was not much left at that point. I got her a beautiful grey fleece I know she will love.
Right before lunch we presented the blanket. They were totally surprised which was good. Sometimes keeping things a secret can be difficult. There were a lot of people involved. I got Dee Jo's daughter in law to get a hold of the mailing list so I could write everyone and ask for yarn donations. A special thanks to Shirley who gave me stamps for the mailing and spun extra yarn for me. Thanks also to all those spinners who donated their time and talent. The gift was quite a success, I am sure that Fred an Jo know they are loved and appreciated by all of us.
Here are Fred and Jo all wrapped up in their blanket.
Thursday we go and pick up Sarah from College. It is hard to believe that she's ready to come home for the summer. How time flies.
Quote if the Day: If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
-Thomas A Edison