My World Spins (or: Something I May End up Doing Eventually)

In my most recent episode of the podcast, I talked about seeing the spinning demonstration at the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona. Yes, it's tempting! 

Here are the pictures:...

 The spinning guild members demonstrating their skills

The spinning guild members demonstrating their skills

 A close-up of the spindle (at least, I think that's what this part is called) 

A close-up of the spindle (at least, I think that's what this part is called) 

 Feeding the roving onto the spindle. (If I recall, this was some that had been koolaid-dyed, but don't quote me on that.)

Feeding the roving onto the spindle. (If I recall, this was some that had been koolaid-dyed, but don't quote me on that.)

 A different model of spinning wheel. They're so pretty! 

A different model of spinning wheel. They're so pretty! 

 A hand-spindle. I'd think this would take some wrist strength, but nicely portable. Good for business travel.... Hmmm.... 

A hand-spindle. I'd think this would take some wrist strength, but nicely portable. Good for business travel.... Hmmm.... 

 A very bad close-up of the hand-spindle (dang camera phone), but it gives you an idea of how fast that little thing is going. 

A very bad close-up of the hand-spindle (dang camera phone), but it gives you an idea of how fast that little thing is going. 

 Ahem. Shed much? Yarn made from Golden Retriever fur. I would happily mail her some extra that I just happen to have laying around my house!

Ahem. Shed much? Yarn made from Golden Retriever fur. I would happily mail her some extra that I just happen to have laying around my house!

So the floor-model-style spinning wheels all had treadle foot pedals. My first thought was, "Way to be creative AND burn some calories!" And it was so cool watching these lumps of formless roving become really wonderful yarn. 

Yes, indeedy.

Tempting.