A New Day
As I write this, it is shortly after noon on January 20th, and we have a new President and Vice-President. While I am well-aware that we still have the same problems and massive issues to deal with, I cannot help but feel a huge sense of relief that truth and science will now prevail. The tone at the top is so very different and hopeful. I am so very relieved that nothing untoward happened to disrupt the ceremony. The speeches were full of words of unity and the path forward towards a better union. How it will play out in reality we will have to wait and see, but I feel a ginormous sense of ease and relief. As oaths of office were taken, I rapidly switched from whooping to tears. Hope can now again exist for this country.
I have taken this opportunity of watching the festivities to finally start plying the yarn I started to spin last October! The singles bobbins have been patiently waiting for me to spin them together, but I have been hesitant, partly because of the dearth of creative juices, but also because of a bit of hesitancy to trying my new e-spinner that I purchased several months ago. Of course, I shouldn't have worried. Plying is so easy that I can use it at full speed, which is pretty zippy! Actually spinning fiber will take more practice, I think.
Here are photos of the original fiber from Allons-Y Fiberarts called "Avignon," as well as the plied bobbin in the middle of plying.
Happy inauguration day!!