I haven't been spinning. Not I haven't been spinning much. I haven't been spinning at all. I haven't had anything on my wheel since I got back from overseas. I'm not quite sure why. It might be a combination of a number of things, including the sheer amount of yarn I have, the fact that spinning and running take the same leg muscles, and the amount of arm and shoulder pain spinning was contributing to. Also I've had some well documented experiences with things not coming out quite as I hoped. Still one of my favourite things to do is to take the wheel onto the balcony and sit and listen to a book and spin in the sun. Spring is getting here and I was toying desultorily with the idea of getting something on the wheel.
|The colour is richer and greener and prettier than in looks here.|
And then Melanie presented me with some fibre she had blended just for me. It's Southdown and Merino, it's beautifully blended, fluffy and soft and Melanie made it in a colour that goes beyond what I would call my favourite, I'm basically obsessed with this colour. So tomorrow I'm going to pull the wheel away from the wall, sit down and start spinning this up. I'm looking for a heavy laceweight, but more I'm looking for the joy in the process, rather than being overly focussed on what my yardage will be, or what I'm going to make from it when I'm done. I'm so excited and so lucky to have a friend as skilled and generous as Mel is.