Monday, January 31, 2011

Yarnside Gathering

I promise, I am not moving to Pensacola.  But I sure do like to visit there ever chance I can get!  This trip to the Panhandle of Florida will find me at a LYS (Local Yarn Shop) teaching classes.  The shop is Yarnside Gathering and it is located at 3480 Barrancas Ave in Pensacola Florida.

Here is the schedule for those interested.....

February 23rd
Beginning Drop Spinning......
Cost $20  Materials $20 
Details:  Learn to spin your own yarn using an inexpensive drop spindle.  Material fee includes drop spindle and fiber.  

February 24th
Beginning Spinning......
Cost: $30  Materials: varies
Details:  Learn to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  You will learn fiber prep basics, spinning and plying.  Material fee will vary depending upon amount and type of fiber purchased to use.  You may bring your own wheel or use a demo wheel.

February 26th
Advanced Art Yarn Spinning....
Cost: $40  Materials: See Details.
Details:  For those who know and are comfortable with the basics of spinning a plied yarn.  You will learn the art of constructing Art yarns such as core spun, tail spun, coils, hives, 3-ply navaho and thick-n-thin.  Materials needed:  a spinning wheel, bobbin of pre-spun singles, darning needle, bobbins, fiber, & things you would like to spin into your yarn (beads, fabric, sequins, wool locks, batts, etc).   Fiber will be available for purchase and you are welcome to bring your own.  If you previously took the Beginning Spinning class, please ask instructor;)  Several spinning wheels will be available for use. 
A few of my art yarns as a teaser.....

Better late than never.

I have no excuse for not wishing blogland Merry Christmas and Happy New Year on time.  Well, I do have one good excuse!  My Brother, Beau & his family came home for the Holidays all the way from JAPAN!  It truly was a bless for all of us as this is the first time any of us except for Mom of course have met little Luke!  See, Beau & Jen are stationed in Japan and my littlest nephew Luke was born there!

Here are a few pics and videos of the Lukester on our family vaca in Pensacola. 
Just off the plane at our house in KY on New Years.
Hot tub Lukie!

Playing pass the baby at dinner!

We shop.  Luke sleeps!

YO!  Where's my Gabba, Gabba!

Oh, and that is ice in the bird bath.   I debated adding one more picture of the manatee that had frozen to death due to the cold weather, but decided it was a tad to graphic for general audiences.

OH Yeah!  Happy Belated Christmas & New Year!

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)