…on a Saturday when it’s 86 degrees out and the air is so thick you could cut it with a butter knife?

Why, spin outside, of course! ;o)

This past Saturday was the Hudson River Knit & Spin 2008 in Catskill, NY. It was also the second hottest day of the year so far (the hottest was the day Dobby graduated and we had her graduation party in the back yard). My day began with an email from RR:

too hot. can’t breathe. stay inside with a/c if you can.

I wish. I wrote back:

can’t stay – promised Tina! Must be with my people!

…and in the end, I was glad I went. There was a very good turnout and I had a great time! Here are most of the attendees (huddled in the shade, thankful for the breeze coming off the river):

Hudson Spin-Out

What was I spinning?

Merino /Silk

80/20 Merino/Tencel purchased at Rhinebeck ’07 from Clover Leaf Farms in the colorway Jungle Fever. Isn’t it pretty?

Late afternoon we ran into some showers so we had to adjourn to the Muddy Cup coffee shop:

Spin-out comes in from the rain

Through all this excitement, Tina’s husband Steve managed to retain an air of cool detachment:

Steve is thrilled to be there...

Honestly, I don’t know how he stayed so calm. ;op

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12 Responses to What to do…

  • --Deb says:

    It sounds hot and icky and like lots and lots of fun!

    –Debs last blog post..Books from June

  • Cookie says:

    I agree with RR, but I’m glad you all had a good time. Lovely spinning!

  • Tina M. says:

    TOO. MUCH. FUN! Thank you for coming out despite the ick, I realy appreciate it. :) I can’t wait to do it again next year, and I really do think that I’ll try and do the holiday party in a larger venue (if I can find one) and open it up to the public. Maybe. We’ll see. ;P

    You saved our bacon with the Crackberry. Heh. Cremora. Heh.

  • Kelli says:

    Looks like a riot of fiber. I’m a sucker for the blues and greens too.

    Kellis last blog post..Swedish Block Children’s Mittens

  • Marina says:

    Love those colours!

    Your people are crazy. I would have obeyed RR ;-)

    Marinas last blog post..Maybe you can explain it to me

  • Kim says:

    I had so much fun I was oblivious to the heat. Great meeting you! Tina’s huzbeast is truly a paragon of serenity.

  • Diane says:

    Hi Jess,
    I’m sorry I didn’t make it over to visit you girls on the other side of the shade tree before we had to leave. I don’t know about the Crackberry but I’m glad you saved the day with it! The Jungle Fever you are spinning is gorgeous! Hope to see you soon at Tuesday spinning!
    Enjoy your 4th of July!

  • Kris says:

    What a great time. I’m envious. I wish I had a group to meet and spin with : ). Your merino/tencel is lovely.

    Hmm, the weather you described is a normal summer day down here.

    Kriss last blog post..Shirred Shirt

  • Outdoors and indoors it looks like everybody was keeping their cool. Your spinning is very pretty. I stayed inside enough for all of you. :-)

    Laurie (Moo!)s last blog post..I’ve been Meme’d!

  • Teh Husband says:

    Not much of a secret to it. I wasn’t 100% that day; all the schlepping and a lack of breakfast wasn’t helping. Bringing books helps with that studious air.

    I was feeling much better by dinner though. It’s a shame more people couldn’t make it… though I think they may have had to either opened up a room for us or shooed us out if more had!

    As always, my thanks to everyone for their kindsness. I’m normally more social at these things. It just wasn’t my day.

  • Harriet says:

    Lovely yarn you’re spinning. It was great to see you last Saturday. Thanks for warning us about impending weather!!

  • You are so brave!
    We had 34 degrees here and I was an amorphous blob! (turned out I had a fever and didn’t even know it – that’s how hot it was)

    Maybe the book he was reading helped? The cover looks interesting…

    Miss Scarletts last blog post..Thoughtful Friday

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