Monday, February 12, 2007

Picnic in February

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Last week a business trip brought us to Oklahoma. We were close enough to drive over to Edmond for the weekend to visit with Matt and meet some of his friends. He wanted to cook hamburgers in the park.

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The weather looked promising, but clouds rolled in and it was a bit cool for a picnic. By the end, we were all huddled around the hibachi for warmth.

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We moved the party to the OC student center and spent the afternoon playing guitar and singing. It was a lot of fun. The burgers were good and the company was even better.

And of course, while we were right there, I stopped in at Mountain View Weavery. I was sorry to learn that Wanda's husband is seriously ill. Because of that, she is getting out of the business and has sold her inventory. Soon the weavery will be moving to Guthrie and will be called Weavery at Indian Meridian. I was still able to shop though as nothing has been moved yet. I bought some wool for spinning.

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Dyed Corriedale on the left and Gaywool Merino Silk 85/15 on the right.

I'm going to save the silk blend for when I'm more experienced with the wheel. The colors are gorgeous, though it's hard to tell from the picture. No sunlight here today and probably not much all week. I'm beginning to get a bad case of spring fever.

9 comments:

  1. What a great day! It reminds me of all the times in the past, during the winter months, we headed into the mountains for picnics.
    The fiber will be fun to spin. Silk is a little more difficult but you'll learn so much from the experience. As someone once told me, you can always get more wool/silk. Enjoy it!

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  2. That fiber is lovely! I so want to add to my fiber stash.

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  3. What a fun outing and time spent with your son!

    Sorry to hear about Wanda's husband - at least now her place will be in Guthrie and when we stop in at SWAK we can hit the weaver shop too to pick up wool! Mmm! Much better chance that my husband won't mind since they're both in Guthrie.

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  4. Who cares about the sun. Nice colors. I especially liked the maroonish one. I think what ever you spin will be beautiful. Sorry to hear that Wanda's husband is ill. I know that Guthrie will love having the shop there.

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  5. The picnic and fellowship sound lovely!

    Enjoy the beautiful rovings.

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  6. I love the colors in the wool you purchased. Your day with your son and his friends sounds like a lot of fun - the kind of day I'd really enjoy. How nice to spend some time with him like that.

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  7. Cold, but fun, right?

    Gorgeous wool. Love the colors.

    This is weird, but you must be reading my blog right now, cuz I just got a comment from you. LOL!

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  8. You're picnic sounds like fun!

    That merino silk looks yummy... have fun spinning it!! Any project in mind for it yet?

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  9. That merino silk looks scrumptious! I hate to hear that someone has had to give up something they love due to illness. It's sad :(

    Just getting caught up....the little pink dress is adorable too!

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~Tracy