Saturday, September 19, 2009

Worldwide Spin In Public Day

I love September. I most likely have mentioned that in previous years. I'll say it again. I really love September. It means that there will be cooler days coming. The rain will be coming back. The trees will be changing into those gorgeous colors. I look forward to it every summer and treasure it when it arrives.

Today started with a morning washed with Oregon rain. It wasn't going to be one of those steady downpours that we get during the late fall and winter. This was the drizzly soft break in type of rain that warns Oregonians that fall is here and you better start making plans for the coming months. It was a good day for wearing sweaters and I saw my friends adorned with them (February Lady was a popular one amongst the PDX Knitbloggers) when I joined them in Hillsboro for Worldwide Spin In Public Day.**

The event was held at the Hillsboro Civic Center where they have their Farmers Market on Saturdays. The market organizers graciously set up canopies for us so we had lots of covered space for our group. Tami had put together goody bags for the event, which were full of samples from local dyers and breeders. A real treat. Overall we had over 20 folks show up for the event, which attracted a lot of attention from the market goers. Folks with kids were very interested and a few kids got to learn how to spin from Bobbie's CD spindles and "clown barf" roving. Eventually the rain settled down and the sun came out to dry everything off. A very nice way to end the event.

Next weekend is the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. I'll be there both days at the PDX Knitbloggers/Portland Spinnerati tent. If you don't find me there, wait an hour and come back as I plan to be there a good part of the weekend.

**Pictures will be forthcoming as soon as the modem arrives.


pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Nice to see you this morning. Your Queen Anne's Lace shawl is stunning!

PNWBookGirl said...

Did you feel sweater lacking too? So going to have to get a sweater done this fall/winter. I do have enough for a February Lady too. How about you?

Sharon said...

I started knitting a February Lady sweater too!

I'm glad yesterday's event went well and was fun. Sorry I had to miss it but I've been super swamped lately. Not that I'm complaining! :D Hope to see you at Haggen next week.

FiberQat said...

I've decided I'm not going to do the February Lady. Some have said it looks fine on me, but I have a thing about having something gaping open at my belly, so when I get back to sweater knitting I'm going to try to get back to the Kauni sweater.