We had the Papakura spin in on Saturday, it was fun with people to meet, and things to learn.
In the front you can see the novelty spinners, and the knitters are in the back right corner. At 11.30 there was a 'longest thread' competition, with 10g of fibre handed out to each participant and a strict time frame of 30 minutes to spin in.
I had a stall selling some fibre, it went really well.
I also purchased a few things, some ceramic buttons from a local potter,
and a new drive band for my wheel. Maggie and Mike, Auckland Ashford dealers at Wheels and Whorls will be pleased to hear my wheel is running smoothly and effortlessly now I've got the garden twine off there!!
My most popular purchase combo was a skein of merino fibre and a pack of silk hankies, which I was offering at a special price of $20. I've got a couple left and put them up in my felt shop. Keep checking back over the next few days, as I have some more merino, silk sliver and hankies to add too.
Merino/silk combo in 'sugar and spice' and 'merry-go-round'.
Today I went into work for a bit, and made tomato relish, recipe later in the week. Thinking about those affected by the earthquake in Chile too.
How was your weekend?