Those of you who read me here or on my own blog or have taken a class with me, know I am fond of samples.
I love to sample. The samples can be big or small, quick or time consuming; they expand or contract to answer my questions about spinning and knitting.
The spinning book I’m writing is winding down, I can see the end, really what I can see is the photo shoot. The photo shoot is exciting because it makes the book come alive, but it’s also terrifying because I need samples, a lot of samples.
A quick count of my shot list tells me I have about 200 samples to get ready for the shoot. Many of those are already done thanks to the classes I teach and articles I’ve written, though in that secret ‘what, are you crazy?’ part of my brain I’m thinking about redoing the samples I already have.
Here’s a peek at my sample box so far
That might be half. I’m still digging through my writing and teaching boxes of samples to find things, still asking talented dyers for fiber to use. As I sit at my wheel every day spinning more samples, it makes that book seem more real with each yard of yarn.
What big spinning project are you working on?