Happy Thursday Chatter!
I hope your week has been filled with fun preparations for a happy holiday! We put up our tree and then went to the beach. We actually have a holiday tradition of taking a picture on Christmas Day at the beach. There are so many moments during this season I wish for a chilly winter evening. Last year we had a “Christmas On The Mainland” Party at our house where everyone was to bundle up and we put the A/C down as low as it could go…Who knew we would all go outside to warm up? It was pretty funny.
But let’s chat about things other than the weather…and FYI this blog is NOT all about spinning so perseverat!
My e-spinner arrived! I was a silly giggling kid! Just look at the picture for proof!
I got right to work that evening with some texting support from my knowledgable friends and one of these 4 oz braids
was turned in to this
I repeated the whole process again the next night! And TA-DA!
I spun not thinking and trying to get the science of it, but rather to relax and see what happened. I enjoyed the process!
Then as every good journal freak does…I had to start something to record this adventure…
So here is a peek in to how you can use a photo-album for knitting or spinning purposes:
It is just at the start, not super decorative and far from perfect, an accurate reflection of the spinning journey it is to record! And that is what I wanted to pass on to you with journaling:
Simply start or start simply. Or both!
I wanted to just get my thoughts about my experience down as well as little keepsakes: some of the fiber and the tag, a write up as to when and how things went and I plan to put a bit of each ply and the finished 2ply as well.
I could look at this and see 100 ways I could do it better…and I am sure eventually I will improve upon this… However for now my objective is to grab this moment for posterity and I did just that. I am content. For now.
I am starting a thread in the Rav group for those interested in starting journaling in the new year. Why not share your ideas and journal samples with everyone there?
The Fellowship Of The Traveling Sock Diaries has had 2 new parcels out the door and on their way to participants. Be sure to post teasers in creative ways in the thread as soon as the Fellowship arrives to YOU! It will keep things fun! Think of taking a photo in black and white or from a different angle as to make everyone wonder… There is a thread just for these photos as well as a chatter thread you can share one in to have everyone discuss =)
Now the evening has rolled in and the house is quiet, so I now need to decide knit or spin? How thankful am I that I have this choice to consider. Please let me know how you are today! And if you are free mark your calendar for our SHK chat 3 pm HST today Thursday Dec. 13 via google chat. For more details see the Rav thread!