a saint in a previous life to deserve the life I am living now. I think it has become my destiny to be surrounded by brilliant women in bucolic settings. ah me oh my. I suppose if someone has to do it, it might as well be me!
Yesterday was the first of my spinning lessons and it was fantastic! The lady who is giving the lessons is named Peggy E. and I met her through our spinning guild. Further, I am taking these lessons with my friends Peggy and Ricki. If you remember, Peggy bought her wheel at Rhinebeck and Ricki just got her wheel last week. Peggy E. lives much further out on Long Island – so as soon as the kids left for school, we hit the road. It wasn’t a formal lesson as much as it was a guided tour through fiber. Peggy E. had her coffee table filled with all sorts of fibers for us to try – soy silk, angora, merinos, dorsett etc. and as we experienced spinning them, she would explain why. Rather than lecture first, try later – we approached it from the beginning with the hands on and then the this is why. The mantra of the day was that we had to feel the fiberand let it speak t us, that the fiber would let us know how much to spin it, how thick to spin it etc….. that the technicalities would follow the intuitive.
view from the front of the house
view from the back of the house
her fiber studio and a jumble of samples for us to try!
my results of playing with color & texture
would it reveal too many inadequacies in my romantic life to say that this may have been the best Valentine’s Day ever?
Awww…that’s sweet. And I don’t think it would reveal any inadequacies at all! Especially given some Boarish behavior! ;)
what a great experience! I’m glad you found it useful AND enjoyable. Any day spent doing something you love is a good day.
All that spinning plum tuckered you out, huh. ;-)
The spinning is gorgeous! So glad it was a great experience for you.
wow! your spinning with color and texture is beautiful…ok, im going to look into it! the yarn will look great in intarsia!
Sounds like a great day to me! One of these days I’m going to try spinning… )like I need another addiction!) :-)
What a fabulous afternoon – I’m surprised (in a ‘wow that’s cool’ sort of way) that she started you through with all those fibers. My experience has been that they try to start you off with the easy stuff first (like Blue Faced Leicester or such)
Wow, it sounds like a fantastic Valentine’s Day to me.
Sounds like a perfect day! Woo.
That sounds like fun! One of the best parts of fiber is the mentoring that happens. It’s a good thing.
OMG!! Gotta quit my day job and sign up for lessons just to sit and look out said back and front windows…See you tonight!
Yarn is always my biggest thrill, so no, it doesn’t show any inadequacies at all.
When are you finally going to go out and get yourself your very owen sheep or alpaca? You know that is where you are headed next! LOL
Ok, where is this lady. WOWOWOWOW.
You surely did rescue children from a burning building in a recent past life. xox Kay