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From alienor:

What do you enjoy most about spinning? Do you prefer the wheel or spindle?
Hey, that's two questions! ;-) I like the rhythm of it, the way the fibers release from the roving and twist into yarn, feeling the thrum of the spindle through my hands or listening the whirr of my wheel. There's a connection to the past and a peace that I rarely feel anywhere else. (I understand that the repetition of spinning also lulls you into making alpha brain waves, but that's so unromantic.)

As for preferring one method or the other, the answer is an emphatic "It depends." Spindles are highly portable, and I currently have greater control over my yarn on a spindle, but I find it hard to spin thicker yarns on it (I have a heavier spindle now, though, so it might get easier). On the other hand, I can produce yarn a heck of a lot faster, and in greater quantities, on my wheel, and there's that whole alpha state thing. It almost depends on what I'm in the mood to do. I'm still getting used to the "high-tech" aspect of spinning on a wheel (well, it's high-tech next to a spindle!), so a large factor in making the choice is if I want to deal with the technical aspects of spinning on the wheel at that moment.

Question #2:
If you and Wolfie could spend a week anywhere and money wasn't an issue where would it be and why?
Ooh, some place exotic and adventuresome, like Mongolia or Iceland. I'd have to pack sandwiches, though, because he's a picky eater. ;-) I've always had the urge to do things that other people think are terribly odd or out of the ordinary (like voluntarily attend military school), just because I can.

Question #3:
What is your dream job?
Either fiber artist or web designer. Something where I can be creative at my own pace and interact with people when I'm ready to come up for air.

Question #4:
If you were asked to share your spinning knowledge with fellow SCAdians, which would you rather do: teach a class at Pennsic or write an article for TI?
Oh, definitely teach at Pennsic. Spinning is something that can be taught by reading a book, but to really grasp it, you need to see someone doing it. I love the interaction with students, anyway. I've been asked why I'm not a teacher, the truthful answer is that I'm not sure I could do it, day in and day out, because I invest so much energy in my classes.

Question #5:
What is the best long hair care tip that you can offer?
Three, actually... condition, condition, condition,!! Failure to do so will result in Roseanne Roseannadanna hair. Use more than you think you will need (use cheap stuff if you must, the key is to use enough, and most folks don't). Condition before and after shampooing (and you're only washing your scalp, riiiight?) if your hair is really dry. And be gentle brushing -- I usually avoid brushes and use my fingers or a wide-toothed comb, but then I have wavy/curly hair and brushing makes every hair stand out away from every other hair, thus creating Roseanne Roseannadanna hair, which is Not The Desired Effect. :-)

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