Friday, November 30, 2012
Fun with Friends
Every now and again, I get something right. I am sure that my teenaged children would strongly disagree with me on this point (we are at that stage where I do very little right, according to them.) In any case, a couple of months ago a friend - Colleen Smith - suggested we get together so she could learn how to tail spin. Finding a window of time where 3 of us (Loren Heath from Distracted Acres also joined us) were available was a challenge, but we pulled it off and had a great time together this past Wednesday. Tailspinning involves using defined locks of wool to create a highly textured yarn that has the locks sticking out at all angles. It is not a quick technique but it results in a fun yarn that can be used for accents or for an unstructured scarf. The day had all the ingredients of time well spent: friends, food and fiber. Of course, we got a little silly and wool turned up in all sorts of odd places.....Pete is such a good sport!