25 % of my drives so far to
for spinning with Maggie Casey have been uneventful except for a gorgeous sunset. Boulder
My first class was Thursday night, and I got home late, after getting home late the night before after playing bunko. My life is a swirl of activity, I swear!
My bunko-mates have spoken to me about the possibility of becoming a regular regular as opposed to a regular sub. That comes with the responsibilities of possibly hosting! I don’t know…I might just prefer remaining a temp…all the fun but none of the work.
So back to the spinning class. Oh, it’s serious, all right. Maggie gave us homework. That’s exactly how serious.
A couple days ago I read this blog post by the Yarn Harlot, about her time at SOAR (Spin-Off’s Autumn Retreat), and about how enchanting was Margaret Stove. I long to go to SOAR one day, but I think I would be so intimidated by those I read about attending, I would probably not be able to spin a lick, and would be looked upon as a rank amateur. Which, of course, I might be.
Back to Margaret Stove. She has a wonderful new book, Wrapped In Lace, and following the Yarn Harlot’s post, Spin-Off put out another SOAR update, and the fact that the Interweave folks had ‘whisked’ her off from SOAR’s location in Wisconsin to Loveland for, filming a DVD to go with her book. Knitting Daily had a wonderful story from her, too, this past week.
It always gives me a buzz to think of such heady folk so close by to where I live and work and breath. And once again, I digress.
I was the first to arrive last night, and as Maggie finished her preparations, and I got myself situated, she asked me if I knit lace. I replied that I liked to think I knit lace, and related my recent three attempts at the Swallowtail shawl before cashing it in and putting it aside for Christmas knitting.
And she told me about Margaret Stove, who she was with at SOAR the past week, and has a wonderful new book on lace knitting. Maggie said she discovered that Margaret was supposed to stay in a hotel while in our area, but Maggie picked her up from the airport and that she stayed with her. And that’s she’s just a delightful person. And also Margaret gave Maggie some 16 micron count merino…which is really fine stuff for those readers (and I know I am assuming here) who don’t know fibery stuff.
Then Maggie taught me spinning.
In my mind…somehow…I see a connection…tenuous….like a fiber…of 16 micron merino perhaps…
The bottom line is this. I am very privileged to have the opportunity to learn spinning from Maggie Casey.
Now I am off to do my homework.