Went to a Spinning/Crafting Day on Saturday, and managed to clear away some fears of
a) Being in a large group of semi-strangers and
b) Not wanting to craft in public (self-confidence issues, I guess)
This might sound ridiculous (I know reading it back does :P, trust me) but I do get anxious about dealing with people and their reactions to me now, after losing my Mum.
I had to deal with SO much of that whilst up at my Folks place, as my Mums passing was so very sudden. Dealing with other peoples grief is somewhat difficult, especially when you are trying SO hard to deal with your own.
But, the next few months will be full of dealing with things like this, and I am so very lucky to have very awesome friends who hold me up and encourage me forward ♥
Anyway, I had some gorgeous BFL already on a bobbin, that I got from the awesome Freyalyn
... bought it from her at Fibre East this year, and it got left alone due to hollybobs and knitting and well, Life in general :P
I continued with the plan that I had for it, and my wheel decided to be very kind to me ...
... and the fibre just flew out of my hands and onto the bobbin.
Always a good sign.
I finished spinning the whole 115g of it over the weekend, and chose some semi-solid bluey/grey Polwarth-Tencel from one of Southern Cross Fibres Club packages to use as the other ply, yes my friends, a 2 ply... *Shock~Horror*... (right now am looking to actually produce something, not get 1/2 way through a 3rd bobbin for a 3 ply and lose interest :P)
I spun a little of the Polwarth-Tencel last night, to make a sample skein, just to be absolutely sure I'd made the right choice...
I needn't have worried about that :p
There's about 32g there, didn't measure yardage... will do that once I have set the twist.
I have no idea what it will all become, but YaY to a little creativity and productivity :)