Brittney left home at the tender age of 18 and started her college career at Southern Virginia University. About a year and a half later she transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a Philosophy minor.
She immediately began to pursue her Master’s Degree at the University of Utah. On May 6th she walked in her graduation ceremony and after one more class this summer will have her Master’s degree in Secondary Education. There is some more beautiful title for what she has but I can’t ever remember it. All I can say is that she’s worked hard and I am very proud of her.
The last week of June we will again be flying to Salt Lake City to see her married to a fantastic guy who we already love. Here are a couple of their engagement photos.
They look very happy and are so cute together. Something else that is an interesting tidbit is that Brittney is wearing 5 inch heals in these photos. Mark is very tall. VERY TALL! We like him anyway.
So, we flew back home on Sunday the 8th. I repacked and packed up the car and off I went on Monday morning for the Spinning Loft Spring Retreat at Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast in Carlisle Pennsylvania.
Here’s a bit of a blog post from the owner of the inn.
Here are all of the spinners except the two I couldn’t fit. We were studying the spinning of laceweight yarns each morning.
It’s 100% silk singles. I got a pattern recommendation from Anne and ran with it. It’s the Neckdown Summer Cardigan from Knitting Pure and Simple. It’s a perfect pattern because this year will not get any less busy and so I will need some simple mindless knitting with some very lovely yarn.
I have a very lovely and thoughtful friend. It helps to know people. I don’t know why she loves me but it is mutual. First I got a paper/plastic cover advance copy of the book I have been so excited about for more than a year. Then today a hard cover copy. I am just as in love with this book as I thought I would be. It’s big. 438 pages including the index. It’s hard cover. It’s affordable (just $35). It’s full of color pictures and swatches and all of the info you ever wanted about different animal fibers. Mostly sheep but there are also goats and camelids and bison and bunnies and more. This is a book that EVERY spinner should own. I don’t say that about every book. But this one!
preorders and have some sampler packages that go with it if you want to play. Until then, if you want to come in and paw mine I will allow it:-)
And now for a bit of bragging:
That’s me. Beth Pink Smith in the donors and supporters list. Listed with the likes of Cat Bordhi and Nancy Bush and Abby Franquemont.
And then, when you look at the Acknowledgements, there I am again! I am honored to be included here. As I have written before on this blog, I love Deb Robson and admire her greatly and to have a bit of a mention in her book makes me squeal a little bit.
Now I will sleep a bit before I tackle a huge list of things to do tomorrow.