Remember just yesterday I mentioned that I really didn't need fiber....well, I wasn't kidding. I have pounds and pounds of roving waiting to be dyed. Of all the fibers out there, I have to say that BFL (blue faced leicester) is my favorite. I will be spending next week immersed in BFLroving and dyepots...wheee!
Working with roving over the last month has really renewed my desire to get back to Moriah, so I have committed to at least 30 minutes of spinning each day. Hopefully I will have some new yarns to show for it soon.
I was so fortunate last week to have a few friends share with me what they learned in their Judith MacKenzie class at SOAR. It is always fun to learn new ways of doing things and some of Judith's techniques are really helping me get a more consistent yarn. I am hoping to take one of her classes when she is out east again.
I also met Abby Franquemont at The Gathering last week and when she said she could spin a yarn that would knit a sweater with just 8 ounces, I knew right then and there, that I wanted to take a class with her as well. My handspun sweaters can be quite heavy, so learning how to make a lighter, airier yarn would be wonderful!
The fiber community is such a wonderful community to belong to. Grrls who are always willing to share new ideas and techniques. Grrls who know how to laugh over beer and wine. Grrls who enable us to add to our stash.....and add to their own stashes with their never ending support. I am very thankful and blessed to be a part of this community!