Fiber College!

Last Friday (a week ago), I headed up to Searsport for Fiber College. I had friends who were staying there and I went with friends who were taking classes. I was just playing. But I got put to work in the afternoon, because I was the human model for Gale Zucker’s photography class. The entire day was a great lot of fun.

Very foggy when we arrived,
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And even though I was cold and needed to put my leggings on under my shorts, I still had to put my feet in the water,
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Saw the work of a most awesome spinner,
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for which I was extremely grateful.

Fiber College was held at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground. They have really beautiful grounds, right on the ocean, and lovely gardens. Here’s the “naughty finger” plant for Diana, who broke her wrist while she was camping here!
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I learned a lot in Gale’s photography class, even though I wasn’t behind a camera… I got to play too in the first part of the class, and I was assigned “yellow”. I think I got some good pics, but they’re not loaded up yet.

And I did another “model” thing this summer, for a breast cancer awareness calendar… also not loaded up yet, but I’ll post about that soon.

It took about a week, but I finally took some photos of my “haul” from the vendors… It was a really foggy morning on my way to work, and I stopped by the river to take some photos
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Alpaca/silk from Portland Fiber Gallery
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It is SO soft… so cuddly… I can’t wait to get my hands on it to spin it!

But first I need to finish DH’s birthday sweater (from last January). There is about half an inch of collar left to finish. All the seams are sewn, the rest is done… I’m hoping the collar will be OK, we’ll see.

And buttons… I got some old casein buttons.

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Not sure what I’ll do with them all, but there are plenty for three sweaters, and a single one (above) for a bag,
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Blog post brought to you by my new laptop! The ipad is fun and great for browsing, but it’s way too much of a pita to manage photos on it, and certainly to copy and paste between multiple screens (write a blog post). Also, there was rather a lot of resource competition for the pc. And the laptop has Windows 7 and Office 2010, which are soon coming to us at work, so I figure I’ll have a bit of experience with them here first (justifications, I have them!)…

Here’s hoping that this will help me post more regularly… because, as always, I have a lot to say.

3 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Pia said,

    September 17, 2012 @ 5:14 am

    LOVE love that fiber and buttons!

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    kmkat said,

    September 23, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    How in the world does one copy and paste on an iPad? I haven’t figured it out. I haven’t really tried, either, but still…


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    Mary Lou said,

    September 24, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    Kat alerted me to your post, wasn’t fiber college a blast? What are the naughty finger flowers, anyway?

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