Yay! My power supply issues on my laptop are fixed. All I needed was a new cord, which was quick and inexpensive as computer stuff goes.
Last week, I got a phone call just after 08:00 am one day (I was on vacation, thus at home). It was my spinning friend, Megan, who lives on a dairy farm. She invited me to go spinning with her and the women with whom she has been spinning for seven or eight years. Megan lives about 40 miles from my place. The house where we were to spin is another 45 miles or so further west and north from her.
In this spinning group, they round robin the host house. Each spinner brings their own sandwich and the hostess provides tea, coffee and dessert...
Megan was successful in positioning herself next to Leah. Leah raises Angora bunnies, and has taught fiber related things for years. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all sorts of fiber things, and has a wicked sense of humor. Megan is considering getting an Angora bunny for fiber fun, and wanted some information about the process and responsibilities it entails from Leah.
The hostess has three of what Elizabeth Zimmerman considered necessary knitting equipment - cats. One never made its presence known, but the other two did. This male cat made friends with Lizzy, and got comfy on her lap while she spun. He didn't seem to mind one of her legs moving to treadle the wheel...
I always like to see what kinds of wheels people are using, and how they are drafting. I really need to get myself to try spinning on the fold... There was one Ashford Traditional, two Ashford Travelers, two Ashford Joys and one Reeves. I think there was one other wheel there, but for the life of me now, I don't recall what it was. Three other ladies were knitting.. one was knitting baby sweaters, which is what she does as a relief project when she is tired of her other knitting. She has donated many a sweater to things like the Preemie Project. Another lady was knitting a sweater coat for her granddaughter that has been two years in the making. She runs a B&B from April through November, and can only knit and spin during the winter months when she isn't doing the B&B.
A couple of days later, Megan E-mailed me that Leah has invited Megan and me out to her place for a fiber learning day for the cost of the fiber only. What an opportunity! I can't wait.