I'm so excited! Events have been posted for Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival- and I'm thinking about signing up for a workshop. I can't decide between "English Longdraw vs. American Longdraw" and "Getting it just right."
Either way, I've got to conquer my fear of spinning around other spinners first! At Camp Pluckyfluff, I just popped Xanax until I felt just right (I was starstruck stupid by Lexi Boeger AND quite overwhelmed by the amazing spinners that showed up)... and that's not an option this year since I'm breastfeeding Ingrid. I'm not the most technical of spinners- I have three spin "modes": bulky, novelty, and fingering weight. Each mode comes with a rhythm that magically creates a well-balanced yarn. No math or treadle-counting involved. I'm certainly not a perfectionist either, in any facet of my life, except perhaps in cleaning the kitchen, where perfectionism matters!
Well, little Ing is grouching. She's not a morning person like I am, haha! It takes her a full hour to stop stretching and grunting, after which she usually falls back asleep for a morning nap. How can so much personality and persnicketyness be packed into a 10-ish lb. being?