The 8 folks who took the workshop seemed to enjoy it ... we focused on the drop spindle today and spun with merino and corriedale combed top wools. There is a lot to learn in a fairly brief time, but I think everyone learned "how to do it".
Some people really caught the bug ... Marti, have you spun through your spinning stash yet?
Sharon asked participants to do some homework ... I think her exact words were "I want you to go home and spin as much as you can, ply it and bring it back next week" -- for the truly obsessed, "as much as you can" can take on astronomical proportions! I am thinking there are a few people so bitten by the spinning bug who will come back next Saturday having spun enough yarn to knit a sweater, with fibre freed by combing their pets bald, stealing the cotton from all the Aspirin bottles in their homes, emptying the lint trap in their dryer, and delinting every bellybutton in the house!
This is a good thing ... it is good to have new spinners to share the obsession with! J. and I want to do a fibre road trip soon, and will need additional sidekicks!
More on knitting later ... I think we are going to the movies in Bridgewater tonight (debating between National Treasure -- I loves me some Nicholas Cage, mmm, mmm! and Juno -- which is getting raves everywhere, but I am scard it won't live up to the hype.) Check in tomorrow to see what we saw and how much sock I got knit during the movie!