July 07, 2003

All My Bags Are Packed,

I'm ready to go. Well, more like my lists are made, I'll be packed when Dan returns my suitcases. I need to pick up a luggage cart and some bungee cords tomorrow. One of my classmates at Rita's workshop in MD had a plastic container with all of her tools, accessories, etc. and her wheel on top, all bungeed together on a cart and it looked so convenient. Another woman put her wheel inside a new wheeled plastic trash can. Then she put all her bags around it. Cool idea, but I might fall in if something dropped to the bottom. Can you picture stubby legs flailing above a dull grey can? I thought so, that's why I'm going for the former setup.

I wanted to get everything off my bobbins so I could take them all to Creative Strands. I've got a 12 hour workshop with Patsy Z. and a six hour silk spinning class with Sara Lamb, so I need all the bobbins empty. Plyed up about 700 yds of the brown romney/merino cross. It's a nice springy, soft yarn, but just plain brown. When I get back I'll spin up two more bobbins - that will give me another 700 yds. then I'll play with blending some colors with the brown. Maybe a patterned yoke would be enough to perk up the brown.

Posted by Charleen at July 7, 2003 12:02 AM

Bon voyage! Have fun, spin yourself into a frenzy, and shop til you drop!

Posted by: Catherine D. at July 7, 2003 04:19 PM

You do not have stubby legs! Besides, how big of a trash can were you thinking of? Big enough for all your shopping too? Better get a super size... Have fun! Be sure to report back in depth!

Posted by: Karen at July 7, 2003 04:30 PM

Thanks Catherine. I'll take your advice!

Posted by: Charleen at July 7, 2003 06:41 PM

The one this woman used was about chest high on me. I figured I would drop my orifice hook, reach in to get it and that would be the end of me.

Posted by: Charleen at July 7, 2003 06:44 PM