Though knitting is my first love, I must admit that spinning has a special place in my crafting life. There's something very zen about sitting at a wheel, treadling at a regular speed, and drafting out fiber. I find it to be very relaxing and a good way to relieve stress.
I did not take any spinning with me on vacation (in part because I did not want to risk breaking a spindle, and taking a wheel was certainly impractical), and I must say that for all the knitting I got done, I still missed it. So last night I sat down at my Lendrum for about 45 minutes and started the second half of my November Fat Cat Knits club shipment (this colorway is called Rubato, and this is a delightful Polwarth/tussah silk/sparkle blend).
I had to use the flash to get any sense of the colors because it's been gloomy and raining all weekend, but the flash also shows the shimmer in the fiber. I think I may spend a little bit of time with the wheel again tonight, in fact -- we need to get to know each again!