We’ll be out of “the office” for the coming week, so emails may sit for a little while. The truly urgent business of sending out patterns will be on capable autopilot, but do forgive us if you have a question that needs answering Tuesday morning. We’ll be mostly out of touch until the 25th.
Before our respective vacations. Kate came with me to Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts to the second year of Fiber Revival. There were classes, vendors, alpaca promenades, and the just plain old hanging out that is the staple of such glorious days.
A turkey named Socrates spent much of the day courting anyone who stood still long enough, including Jonathon Bosworth of Journey Wheel who demonstrated spinning cotton on one of his beautiful bookcase charkas.
And Margaret Atkinson of Green Mountain Spinnery brought her fresh-off-the-needles version of Veronik Avery’s Linden in the new purple Yarn Over. I talked her into giving a twirl in a suitably mossy grotto.
Jill Stover of Yarns in the Farms, who recently celebrated a major birthday, also gave it a try.
And I caught up with Leslie Wind, who had new versions of her cable needle that was featured in the fall issue of Twist Collective. She has a new arrangement for selling them through Darcy’s Knotty Knitter if you’re still looking to get your hands on one of these.
It was a glorious day, but like so many days this summer, the weather won out by mid-afternoon. People scurried to get their wheels undercover, but all of us were glad to have had most of the day together.