Friday, August 11, 2006
I think I'm recovering
Well, it's been just over a week since we left to go camping.
In the heat.
No, I take that back.
In a sauna.
And I have the tee-shirts to prove it. Camping in Sauna Shirts
I think I got several people well on their way to a fiber addiction with the spinning class. Their spouses are not happy with me just now. It was interesting to see how many different ways people interpret spinning.
I gave everyone the same instructions. Everyone got the same spindles. A couple of people started with merino. A few started with the Colonial Top. One started with the mystery brown wirey stuff. Two others started with the white Corriedale.
Those who started with the Colonial had the easiest time of it and were soon back for more fiber. I kind of had to laugh because Ken had just told me I wasn't allowed to order more fiber until what I had was gone. Well, these folks just gobbled it up, so I think I'm justified now.
Those who started with the merino, loved the feel of the stuff but found it harder to spin. What I know to be true is that these are the people who will end up being master spinners because they have started with the more difficult and will happily and easily shift to the longer fibers.
All of the multi-colored Colonial is gone. I really like working with it so will have to order more. Most of the teal colored merino is gone. I have just enough I think to make a sample for myself.
I still have some of the black and white from Sheep's Shed and I have the whole pound of brown and white. This is really nice fiber. I think it is merino. Part of me feels like I'm wasting it because I'm creating this play yarn by alternating the B&W with the Koolaid colors. Pretty wild and ugly stuff in my opinion. I need to make one more skein of this and then I'm going to knit up a hat from the singles.