|At the Still Point of the Turning World|
Thursday, October 30, 2003
SOAR REPORTAGE PROBLEMS
Just to let everyone know that SOAR is going full force, but that your roving reporter here is having dial-up problems at her new lodgings, so we're not going to have any photos today.
The Estonian lace workshop concluded yesterday, and of course I still had knitting to do. We completed a mini-scarf and a mini-square shawl swatch during days two and three (photos to come), which is a wonderful way to learn new techniques and makes me think that this is the type of swatching I should be doing more often.
The Market opened with a bang this morning. I endured the loooong line at the Rovings booth to buy 900gms of fabulous red/orange/gold roving in a mohair/Polwarth blend. I also got some Polwarth top to spin into laceweight yarn using the great spinning tips I learned from Judith MacKenzie. It is truly AMAZING how long we SOARers are willing to wait in the Rovings line, but the fiber is truly wonderful--and available by mail order, I might add.
We have the rest of the day free--if you can tear yourself loose from the Market--and sign up for Retreat sessions, or half-day classes, this afternoon.
I'll update again soon--and cross my fingers for some photo uploads.