The weather wasn't particularly kind, especially on Sunday. The hats in this photo were dripping from a heavy shower.In the end we resigned ourselves to being either wet or steaming!
Of course, there were opportunities for other entertainment. On Saturday I had a long lunch with Sally and Justine from the Miss Flip Knits podcast. My stomach ached from laughing by the time we had reported late for duty.
On Sunday Gerard from IKnit and I sneaked away, via the free gin tent (we were wet and chilled,it was medicinal) to the ferret racing.
For the uninitiated this is a ferret.
In theory these creatures are supposed to run through these ferret assault courses. In reality they are clearly so well fed that they are not motivated by the food reward at the end. In spite of the man with the megaphone. We were a little underwhelmed.
With all these distractions there hasn't been much spinning and knitting going on at Yarn Archive HQ.
I did, however, ply the first bump of the July Yarn Yard club yarn.And I have started the entrelac scarf. I'm very pleased with how it is looking.
Even from the back. I think the rustic look of this pattern is a perfect partner for handspun. These calm closeups are deceptive, however. This small patch of knitting is the product of a frenzy of swatching, ripping and discarded needles. I started off with 48 stitches on 5.5mm needles. Much later it is now 24 stitches on 7.5mm needles.
Must get going on the rest of the roving.