I've been absent for a while. Life presented some family situations which required my attention, some research, and plenty of worry. Things are at an equilibrium now, so here I am again.
Spinning is just the thing for soothing frayed nerves. If you're a dancer like me, you can just turn on some music and keep twirling like a dervish. And if you love to turn fiber into yarn, you can get out your wheel. I did both.
I don't have any personal dervish photos to share, but I do have yarn.
Pink was the perfect color to spin for relaxation and while feeling family love. Pink comes in so many pretty shades and tints. This was a tonal roving in a greyish pink--what I would call Victorian pink. The yarn is skeined in the photo and has just been lifted off the swift. It has not been given its twist-setting water bath yet.
Here is how relaxed it looks after its bath. I feel the same way after mine.
On my wheel right now is this pretty bubble gum pink roving of superwash merino:
It has a little more yellow to it and that is perfect because it spins like butter.