Saturday, July 26, 2014

fun and then some

the fiber trash girls pegged the fun meter once again at our annual fiber retreat.  there was a lot of chair dancing to this song, knitting, spinning, indigo dyeing and team "hell raiser" got in a bike ride or two! 

birdsong's cabin is always so inviting

 my basket of goodies

we had fun with indigo dye.  i dyed 2 large skeins of yarn that i had previously dyed with lichen and a silk shirt.  before:


birdsong happily knitting after playing with indigo.

 there was a lot of fiber trash gang signing as well!  the indigo girls are gonna be so jealous when they see this pic!

chrissy sue, barbara sue and i got some exhilarating  mtb riding in!  

made it to the top of sandusky!  note:more gangster signs!

some photos need no explantation.  just enjoy! i mean, i could try and explain. but you just sorta had to be there.  ya know what i'm sayin?

 despite the mysterious ass-biting bug plague we had a hella good time.  and the mexican love cake was fabulous!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

fiber trash girls 2013 a visit with clockwork

the annual fiber trash girls mountain retreat is quickly approaching! i realized what a lame blogger i am as i never found the time to blog about our amazing time together.  last year was extra special as we had an out of town visitor.  i will try to quickly recap for you.   fellow fabulous and funny blogger steven A.  had a request that his hand knit clockwork, a stephen west design shawl travel to all 50 states and beyond.  the fiber trash girls were the lucky chosen ones to have the honor of showing the shawl a good time here in california.  and a good time was had!  as many of you know we meet at birdsong's old miners cabin in forest city. 

Birdsong sporting the clockwork
birdsong's cabin was built in 1872.   i just love it there.

 and yes it's true, we use an honest to goodness old fashioned outhouse!  hella sweet!

but i digress.  back to this stephen A.  clockwork thingee.  the shawl arrived safely via priority mail.  and got right at home with the moonshine and the sacred corncob pipe.

okay, so i got a kazillion photos from our retreat and so much fun was had that i simply don't have time at the moment to go into great detail.  so i will choose some photos to share to give you a tasting of what went on and i guess you'll just have to use your imagination.

what can i say?  love my fiber trash girls!