I subscribe to a number of Yahoo lists, and one of my favorites is the Spindlers list. I like the tone of the posts to it, and I have learned quite a bit from it. Recently one of the Spindlers posted a review of her new stone whorl spindle. I'd seen her sign-off before, but only after reading her review (I lust after one of these, but need to touch before I buy) did I contact her. I found out that she lives in the CT town where I grew up, only about 20 minutes from my location now.
On Thursday night we met over coffees (well, mine was a dolce latte) and knit and chatted. Jenny showed me all sorts of lovelies...angora yarn she'd spun, a beautiful scarf she'd made, her Kundert spindle. Best of all, she demonstrated how to Navajo ply for me. The video that I linked to is great, but I wanted to see it for myself, in person, when I could ask questions.
Tonight I finished up about a single of about 150 yards spun from my hand-dyed Romney roving and guess what I did? Yup, I Navajo plyed it. Thanks to all the comments about my shawl yarn, I don't plan to use this technique for it, but I loved--yes, loved--the process of Navajo plying. It makes me want to spin more, more, more.
I'm happy to have met another spinner who lives close to me. She'll be at the Guild meeting on Saturday, and I'm looking forward to seeing her there and thanking her for the mini-lesson in person.
Runagogo check-in: 20.5 miles.