Who do you spend your spinning time with? Outside of classes or events?
I have a tight group of spinners, 6 or 7 women, we manage to get together every 6 weeks or so in various combinations. We just hang out and spin and tell life tales.
I alwaysÂ wanted to belong to a spinning guild. I love the idea of a guild. To me a guild is a larger group of spinners who teach each other and support each other to become better spinners.
I’ve been a member of a local guild for several years. It’s a pretty big guild, probably 200 active members. This guild has 4 big sales a year and that has become more and more of a focus every meeting. I’m not really interested in selling, I’m interested in spinning.Â Instead of being frustrated at every meeting.Â I didn’t renew my membership this year.
I even went as far as to ask a local spinning shop if she could have monthly spin-ins that would include talking about spinning and some fun spinning challenges. Spin a yarn based on a favorite book or movie character, anyone?
Who do you spin with?
My spinning goals are going slooowly but they are getting checked off.
This week I spun 3 of my 4 Fiber Fiesta fibers. Seen here on my elegant drying octopus.
Elegant drying octopus from Ikea
I fell completely in love with a yarn I spun for a holiday gift. The fiber is Birds and Berries on Targhee from Spunky Eclectic. I spun it as a single and fulled it.
I want to make a hat, top down, just plain. I think there is enough yarn to make fingerless mitts too. The question is, will I be able to give them away come December?