Spinning my wheel(s).

This was a fabulous weekend! On Saturday Wes and I went up to the Weston Irish Fest. Weston is a cute little town outside of Kansas City, known for its antique shops, it’s street market and of course it’s Irish Festival. Every year at O’Malley’s pub, Weston stages a 3 day Irish festival replete with bands on three stages, Irish fare and, of course, beer! It was quite warm during the day (almost 84), but we sat in the shade and enjoyed corned beef sandwiches and beer (just ask Wes about the Guinness) and listened to fabulous music. We arrived about 1pm and left about 10pm and I’ll definitely be going back next year.

On Sunday, a friend and I drove out to Harveyville, Kansas to visit the Harveyville Project and pick up some spinning wheels. I rented an Ashford Joy and will be practicing on that and maybe owning it at Christmas! Nikol, who runs the project with her husband, is super sweet. She spent a few hours with us letting us try out spinning wheels and offering reasonable prices and a fabulous rental program (half your rental fees go towards your purchase price if you buy the wheel you’re renting!) Of course this means I’d rather be spinning than working, but we won’t talk about that too much!

Now I’m sure everyone needs a little Monday pick-me-up. This one tickled my funny bone:


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chery
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 14:59:16

    Very funny!!

    Glad you had a good weekend. Happy spinning!!


  2. christine
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 15:05:50

    Wow, beer, spinning wheels and Grover? those are three of my very favorite things! Fabulous weekend. Happy spinning! I love Nikol. That’s where I got my wheel too!


  3. PlazaJen
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 04:09:28

    MMM…. Guinness. And spinning! I just am too doggone lazy to learn all those things like “ratio” and what to ‘set it at”. LOL! I’m stuck with my drop spindle. 🙂
    You are gonna have so much fun with your wheel, though, I know it.
    (and right now I’m really wishing I’d swiped one of those cupcakes…dagnabbit!)


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