Last week on Thursday evening I taught my first spindling class. There were six students. All unsure of themselves. All wondering if it was truly possible to learn. There was me, unsure of myself and wondering if I was truly capable of teaching other people how to do something that seemed to come very naturally to me.
Suzannah was permitted to come along. I normally don't let her tag along when I'm teaching a class but it seemed okay this time. Thursday night is always busy at Twist and I figured she would have someone to talk with since it was SnB night and she could always help wind yarn or might pick up some yarn and needles as she has been known to do when she doesn't bring her own.
Instead of mingling with the happy SnB crowd, she sat in on my class. After a brief demonstration of how to make your leader, I was through with the spindle I brought for demo purposes. Suzannah was just itching to try spinning so she picked up my spindle and wool. She has watched me doing it nearly since I first began spinning, so she was no stranger to the mechanics. She just hadn't tried it before.
Soon I had a room full of seven people, including Suzannah, proclaiming "Hey, I can do it!"
Spinning, as I tell most every person that stands still long enough to listen, is the single most satisfying artistic pursuit I have ever attempted. It brings me happiness that I can hardly describe.
Over the next few days Suzannah finished spinning her fiber, wound it off and plied it on Mothers Day. A spinner was born and I couldn't be more proud. She has even asked if she can take a spindle and wool to her dad's house this summer. I think she really hearts spinning.
Everyone in my house, whether they spin and knit or NOT.... is a yarn sniffer.
The Pink Ribbon Sock Kits are doing well - only 41 remain. If you're waiting until the last minute, don't wait too long! If you already got one and you're not sure if you want a second, this is the moment because I probably won't do these kits again. :)
Take care of every little thing and have a lovely week! XOXOXOXOX