Friday, February 20, 2009

Kindred Spirits

I love my spinning group. Everyone is so knowledgeable and we discuss everything...from animal husbandry to husbands; health issues to money issues; law to international affairs. Of course, fiber is what binds us together. It's a day of learning. Sometimes we are re-learning things forgotten. There also must be a correlation between fiber people and what makes a good cook. I don't know a single one that is not competent in the kitchen. Perhaps too good, as my waistline is starting to show.:-)

I always feel recharged and revitalized after a meeting. I can try anything without fear of failing because, after all, failing is still learning, if nothing else, than not to do it that way again.
My, what a great looking group of ladies!

So this is the spinning I am working on now...along with Muggs. What a photo hound!
This is 70% merino/30% seacell (a silk-like fiber made from seaweed). I am spinning this lace weight and will make the Seascape Shawl by Fiber Trends for my daughter. This project is teaching me patience because spinning so fine takes forever.