This Saturday Ernesto took my mother, Babykins, and me to Fredericksburg. I love this little town between San Angelo and San Antonio/Austin. It was where Ernesto and I went on our first date almost 6 years ago (give it a few days and it will be exactly 6 years ago:)). Anyway this time we went to go visit Stonehill Spinning. The closest LYS to me that isn’t Wool n’ Cotton. Don’t get me wrong, I like Wool n’ Cotton, but that is a LYS/LQS/some other stuff. Stonehill is a LYS. It has nice yarns, some rug hooking stuff (I don’t think I am going to pick up that hobby while here though it does seem to be popular), lots of pretty yarns, and spinning/dyeing stuff.
I took a class there with a nice lady who showed me all the things I was doing wrong and there were a lot of them. So now I feel comfortable to spin! I am not going to say that I do a great job at it. I still need a lot of practice, but instead of going through roving in about 10 minutes it takes me that long to go through a strip now. I know you are thinking that I got slower, no I am just doing it correctly now:) Anyway I am very happy with the results. If I wasn’t so tired from writing a paper for my graduate class and chasing Babykins around then I would take pictures of the old stuff I made and now my post class stuff.
Maybe I will post it tomorrow. I have been quite slow with the posts lately, but I just seem to be making more and more WIPs and not finishing any. I need to work on that first and then start all the new projects that I want to do. Hopefully I will be making more entries. I was smoking for a while there blogging everyday… I have even made new scones and not posted them. They were peanut butter nutella scones and they go fast:) I think I might try to make some strawberry chocolate chip cookies tomorrow. I will probably be home from work most of the day since Babykins is getting some fillings:(
Anyway back to Saturday. I finished my lesson and gave Ernesto a call since he was out in the town with my mother and Babykins. Seems Babykins had a great time and my mother got some books so it worked out for all. Of course when I called they had to walk back to the car before picking me up which gave me a good 20 minutes to fill up a bag with yarn. Here is some of my haul, mostly Claudia Handpainted yarn and Rowan.
Then we went to Austin. Ernesto took me by surprise here, but it was really nice. We stopped at Steak n Shake:) Then we went to Hill Country Weavers (at least I think that is what it is called). Don’t get my not knowing the name into thinking that this store is nothing. This is the best yarn store I have EVER been too! I didn’t spend very long there since Ernesto wanted to get home before dark because of the deer. I can’t blame him… but I did get some books there that I have wanted for a while, the Knit.1 magazine, and this yarn which I can’t remember what it was, but it very soft and I love the color:
Overall a great Saturday. Hopefully I will have another post tomorrow with my handspun yarn and then a project that daycare wanted me to do for them…