I had the pleasure of meeting Spinneret yesterday afternoon. She was kind enough to offer to help me with my spinning. I had no idea what a wonderful, generous, creative group of knitters and spinners she would introduce me to.
She and her friend Angie had bags of roving for me to try. Quite a bit of which they sent home with me. The bags were all neatly labled; baby camel down, suri alpaca, guanaco, cormo, merino, targhee, silk hankies. It was amazing. I'm still taking in all of the luscious treats I got to bring home to play with.
Spinneret even let me take one of her spindles home to try out! She said it would assure that we would meet up again to spin!
The beauty on the right is hers.
They gave me my first ever lesson on a wheel . Spinneret's friend Gail was also learning, so I had someone to laugh with at our chunky, over-spun, first attempts. I wish I'd remembered my camera so I could show you that homely, precious yarn.
I'm hooked. Now I need to save up for a wheel, and more fibers to spin, and more spindles. They had so many beautiful spindles. It's even got me thinking about the fiber I might be able to get from my bunny. He's no angora, but twice a year he really sheds. . .