Spin-in, been busy

This week I had a group of nine beginning spinners coming for an excursion in my studio, another group of five new spinners came for a spin-in, I went to an exhibition in town, and my brother and his family came for lunch. Kasper was especially happy for that, as they had their puppy Vilda with them. Vilda means “the wild one”… but she’s actually just a lively young dog, and so cute!

Some of my spinning friends having fun in my spinning room:

There was also a lovely baby. He slept most of the time, and when he was awake he was studying everyone with interested keen eyes. Kasper was checking out everyone and everything as usual.

At the end of the day: first skein ever made by Ida! She started by shearing a sheep, washing and preparing the wool, spinning two strands, and yesterday she plied and skeined the yarn during the spin-in. Here the skein is examined by her and Linda before she leaves with her beautiful green Finnish Saxony:

I love spin-ins! They are informal meetings where you can learn a lot, but mostly I’m just enjoying being with friends who like the same things as I do (and they don’t find me weird…) I so totally love this, as I was a lonely spinner for so many years.

Spring is coming, but we also had some snow at last. Kasper was happy to find hubby in the forest. It’s not difficult when you can see the tracks 🙂

They had a lot to talk about!

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One comment

  1. Marilyn F.

    What a cute pair of dogs. My 13 year old gets grumpy/bossy around puppies who want to play, so I have to watch her. But your two there look like they do fine. What fun to have a spin-in with friends and enjoy the same things. Yes, I also think the people on the “outside” of our fiber world just do not get the picture, so when we can get together with other fiber fans – it makes for fun and learning experiences. I do love Ida’s green spinning wheel!!! Glad you had a nice get together.

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