I ran into some friends at the Farmers' Market yesterday. Both are accomplished spinners. He loaned me his lendrum wheel when I was thinking about getting a new one...with the result that my family now has 4 identical wheels. She taught me how to finally use my gorgeous Golding Spindles. I love, respect and admire both of them.
She brought up the Columbia Weaving and Spinning Guild's spinning group, which is now meeting at our public library. We discussed the fact that even with an easily portable wheel spinning is just not a craft that travels well. Who wants to lug all of that stuff around?!
At which point he reminded me that a little bit of fiber and a drop spindle fit into a small bag and can go anywhere.
He is right.
As soon as I came home, I pulled out my Golding butterfly and this oh-so-wonderful wool/silk blend and got to work. I've known for some time that they wanted to play together, and I'm looking forward to spending time with them this summer!
Love You, Jenny and Pfeff!