I don't get the feeling there's a lot of interest in my spinning posts. But that's OK.
I'm going to keep posting them because it was another blogger talking about how much she enjoyed spinning on her spindle that motivated me to face past failures and pick it up again. So even if you couldn't care less about yarn (but... but.. why? Why don't you?), surely anyone can appreciate the joy of gaining new skill despite being intimidated at the outset. I had convinced myself this was just something I couldn't do. I read all the handspun threads on Ravelry and sighed over the gorgeous handspun yarn photos and wished I was one of the chosen few who could figure it out.
I figured it out.
2 ply - 418 yards of laceweight/light fingering
Sigh, I'm so in love with these colors.
Next up to conquer in the list o'things I'm scared of... Watercolor journaling. I'm so inspired by Alice's gorgeous artwork. In a past life I painted in oils, but never managed anything presentable in watercolor. I'm gearing up with the proper materials and hoping to teach my children that there is something to be gained from a painting that stinks. Hoping to show them with practice, we can all get better. Hoping to teach them not to fear trying new things. We'll all do this together.