On Tuesday, we were lucky enough to check out two yarn shops. First, we went to The Upper Room Studio, where I took a one-on-one spinning class. Monika was so helpful. She really made me feel that there are no absolute musts in spinning--just like knitting, it all comes down to preferences. I was finding myself getting a little tense while spinning, and she showed me how to slow down and relax. I love the long draw that she demonstrated and have been practicing ever since. Now, since I forgot to snap pictures of the actual shop, I'll show you what I came home with instead:
Monika dyed this wool/silk yarn using natural dyes.
I also bought some fiber there, all in half-pound bags:
oatmeal Blue-Faced Leicester
cream Blue-Faced Leicester
and cream BFL/silk blended top.