Spinning yesterday was a hoot (I think I love spinning ... a lot! Not enough to totally give up knitting, but enough that I don't feel guilty spinning when I could be knitting!)... Sharon set me on the right path! I was drafting and guiding the draft at the same time -- not good to do with a drop spindle. Since I stopped doing that, I am doing much better - no splits!
J got some tips too, and she even was given some silk/merino roving to try -- It is gorgeous and soft and lush! Love it -- want to get some when we go to Sharon's spinning studio! At the Museum, Sharon and Ann were the display, showing people the ways of old, and J and I were being tutored at Sharon's knee. Ann spent most of the day combing flax (and sniffing it -- don't ask!). We were joined by a young knitter named Grace who took to spinning like a duck to water - nice spin and even texture to her yarn.
When we got ready to leave, I was checking my bag to make sure I didn't leave anything behind and couldn't find the homespun yarn that I had shown Sharon and Ann. I emptied my bags twice, checked the camera bag, searched the area all around where I was sitting, in my pockets -- it turned up in Sharon's bag (I think she was trying to steal my yarn!! in the picture above, she has it tucked in her bag)
My nephew has a peanut allergy, so he can't get a fancy decorated cake from the grocery store, and he oogles them every time they go to the grocery store ... so his mom decided to make a homemade version. Aunt Heddy was enlisted to do the decorating -- I don't think I did a half bad job making it look like a construction site (and all things used as decoration were certified nut free!) - there is a rock pile (Smarties), a pile of Class A (crushed cookies) and a pile of asphalt used to pave the road (frozen then crushed and grated Aero bars). A bit of green grass and some low green shrubs, and the site was ready for the trucks!
That's all for now - tomorrow I will post my SP11 questionnaire (#2) and possibly a picture of my sock in progress.