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I finished my entrelac vest late last night, washed, blocked and left to dry while I attended the local Appalachian Ohio Fiber Guild meeting. At the meeting we discussed oiling wool before or while spinning (optional as we all determined after several of us did the research), our next few meetings and outings were planned and discussed,we had a word scramble game of fiber related words (which I created - and made way, way too difficult), each of the ladies with fiber farms announced their new births (angora goats and sheep). We enjoyed a german chocolate cake made with fresh ground whole wheat flower and spice cake with applesauce and nut muffins.

One of the ladies brought her spinning wheel and did a demonstration. I had planned on trying this out, but brought my drop spindle, and while one of the other ladies was trying her hand at spinning, I did an impromptu demonstration of spinning with the drop spindle. Our guild leader watched closely and informed me that I was doing it exactly right (imagine that), and the yarn I produced was the best I have done yet. Only problem, I didn't get to try out the spinning wheel. Maybe next time.

I also learned that the particular spindle I have is meant to produce thicker (worsted and bulky) weight yarns, so it isn't suppost to be that fine. Guess I am a natural!

Next month we will have a discussion of micron count and which breeds produce what. Should be very interesting.

When I got home my DH had noticed that the vest was dry. He removed the pins and neatly folded the vest. He also prepared dinner. After dinner, we invited out neighbor over and presented the vest to our dear friend. She looks pretty happy to me.

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Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 24, 2009 at 9:42am
Trust me, this was one of his "good" days. They don't happen very often, but he can rise to the occasion.
Comment by Cristi-Lael on March 24, 2009 at 8:53am
What a well trained husband you have! Can he give mine some lessons?

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