Saturday, February 6, 2016
I love to spin with my drop spindle in the evening. It keeps my hands busy. I drink a nice cup of herbal tea or, healthier yet, a big glass of water. I'm not riveted to most of what's on the tube (with the exception of Downton Abbey or Doc Martin). Spinning is productive. I get yarn when I'm finished. I don't have to concentrate on my project, my hands remember what to do. It's tactile. The fiber is soft, the yarn on my spindle is squishy like a teddy bear. I'm spinning dark chocolate brown pure Alpaca, a gift from my daughter from our local farm, Alpaca Hill. Many spinners would consider the process a bit boring. They need color - the brighter the better - to lift their spirits out of the mid-winder doldrums. I look forward to my little corner at the end of the day - pure, cozy comfort.