Thanks for the kind words about the gifty Charlotte. I will be very sad to see it leave the house, but it's going to a good home. The recipient, like her daughter, is a fussy broad and I do hope she likes it! I know she'll appreciate the work behind it, at least.
Meanwhile, I have found myself obsessed. I WANT TO SPIN SILK. I have not a single clue how to proceed. I don't want to buy a wheel, because a kind friend has offered me the use of hers when the time comes. Makes sense to borrow before I buy something...I wouldn't even know what to buy, and we won't discuss the chunk of disposable income it will require when that day arrives.
I don't want to buy a drop spindle, because I know myself and am probably going to be a wheel spinner, due to my overwhelming drive to GET STUFF DONE. Slow and leisurely isn't usually my pace when it comes to seeing how things will turn out. [For proof, see the 1-week silk Charlotte. :-)]
I can't seem to find lessons in Toronto. I don't know where to begin. I'd like to take lessons on someone else's wheel, and the lessons should be in the fiber I want to use. Does anyone have any leads for me?
P.S. In case you're not on the Knitty readers list [and why aren't you? We're having this kickass contest and giving stuff away, but you have to be a list member to be eligible!], you might not know that the Knitty summer surprise #1 is out. #1? Yup. Two surprises this season. Neat.