Monday, January 31, 2011
This past week I had the distinct pleasure to meet up with about 150 other spinners at the January Spin In in Destin, Florida. What an incredible time! Groups of 8 to 12 people sat in spinning circles for four days spinning on drop spindles, spinning wheels, and electric spinners. They spun cobweb thin silk, thick and thin wool, strong cotton thread, and novelty art yarn. People from all walks of life shopped at the various vendors, played show and tell, drank wine, and talked and talked and talked. All of them spinners. Each of them finding some kind of magic between the fluff and the cop of yarn being formed. Happy sounds of whirring flywheels and technique sharing surrounded me. Even on the drive home my friends and I chattered away about the ideas of local spinning retreats and working on our Certificates of Excellence in Spinning. It was so, so lovely. I can’t wait to do it all over again!