We had a great Salt Bay Treadler’s holiday party yesterday in Brunswick. Chris provided an amazing spread of food which was augmented by all the we brought, and then we did a lot of spinning, knitting and crocheting all afternoon while a very soft snow was falling outside. It was perfect and wonderful!
The tradition at this party is to wrap a gift and then while music plays we pass the gifts around and when Chris’ Santa hat stops singing, whichever gift we have in our hands is ours. I prefer this to the usual Yankee swap, and we each opened our gift one at a time so we could all enjoy it. It was lovely! I am hoping that Christine of Maine Fiber Arts enjoys the cowl I spun, knit and adorned with buttons! She got it! And I got a beautiful pair of crocheted fingerless mitts and a bottle of red wine from Crystal the massage therapist! Lovely all around. It was a memorable day and I hope that we can manage it every year!
(The cowl pattern I found as a free download on Ravelry. The pattern is by Verbascum and it’s called the Button Row Cowl)