Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Majacraft Magic Weekend is back!

The camp will take place from Friday the 18th until Sunday the 20th of April. This will be a weekend packed with learning and fun, and the chance to meet the wonderful Majacraft team, which is also the entrie Poad family (Owen, Glynnis, their sons Rob and Andy). During the 2006 Magic Weekend, Rob and Andy gave our wheels a maintenance check, gratis et amore.

Not that maintenance of a Majacraft wheel is necessary, but if you treat it badly, that's another story. I remember there was one spinner who kept oiling her wheel and that was a disaster. So remember, no oiling those sealed ball bearings!

Friday, February 22, 2008

On Sale: Yarns from France for Charkhas for Africa

I have just uploaded donated skeins of yarn on Etsy. You may check them out by clicking on the Charkhas for Africa button or "Goes to Etsy" on the right column. The one on the photo is of Collie dog hair. All the yarns are donations from France. Mille mercis, Muriel et Yvette.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Francophone Spinners' Annual Yarn Exchange

I was away overseas for the Valentine's Day yarn exchange of the Tricofolk Forum so I only got my package today when I went to pick up two week's worth of mail at the post office. Here's what I found in the mail.

It's a beaded yarn from Yvette, along with Scottish soap, British chocolate and a handknit pouch. On the greeting card, she wrote: "I have only been spinning since August; I hope that you don't mind being paired with a beginner." A beginner? This yarn looks like a pro's! Yvette is Scottish, but lives in Echirolles, France. Merci et tant de bises, Yvette!

My "godlchild" was Elo and this is what she received.

I find that a sampling of KoolAid always perks up a care package headed towards Europe because it's not available there. : )