Just a nice fall weekend

What more can I say? It was warm out (no snow like on the east coast), the leaves are turning, there was still a little fresh produce at the farmers market, our local grocers had a few bottles left of Montepulciano and I had some empty bobbins in need of some filling.

I was in a soup mood all weekend no matter what the temperature. I’d found a recipe for an “award winning” chicken soup. Made with chicken plus leeks, rutabagas, parsnips, sweet potatoes and carrots. Hearty to say the least. So I made a large pot of it for last night’s dinner and we ate it with nice crusty bread. No photo. As usual we dove right in.

At Friday Night Knit Night we decided that Sunday would be our once a month semi ad hoc spin Sunday. We tried out the Richland Public Library instead of our usual cold season library in Kennewick.

They’d just completed a major renovation and we thought it would be nice to spin up by the fireplace on the second floor. The fireplace though had had a bit of technical difficulties, the wood panel above the fireplace had fallen off and the framing around the fireplace itself was propped up against the chairs. It was too hot up stairs to be seated next to a fireplace if it had been working anyway so we arranged our spinning and knitting chairs to look out the window.

Kim spun some of her wool that she’d picked and carded at our last gathering, Jessica was spinning a sample from one of her fiber clubs, Kelly spun from silk hankies and caps, Lisa was knitting a baby sweater for a friend and Nancy was working on an afghan. I spun 2 of my 4 oz of my latest roving from Wasatch Watercolors. I may have bought about half of everything she’s dyed to date.

Everything so far has been a real fun spin!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy Watson
    Oct 19, 2009 @ 12:28:39

    Thanks for the picture of the new Richland library. Can’t wait to see it in person when I come back to Richland in the spring.


  2. Chris
    Oct 19, 2009 @ 13:23:32

    That roving is lovely!


  3. Jeanne
    Oct 19, 2009 @ 17:00:05

    Sounds like a great weekend – soup and spinning!


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