I was going to get started on it today, but as I was stretching before arising this morning, my text message alert dinged. I still did not get up immediately - but I should have done so. When I did get up, I found that a very close friend had gone to the Emergency Room with chest pains. I decided that I needed to be there as probably, he would be alone. I called a minister (who is also a friend and happens to be much closer in distance) and told him what was happening. He went to stay with my friend until he stabilized.
I packed the car in record time and headed on my trip -which is just over an hour and a half. I sang, I prayed, I tried to remain calm and focused. When I got to the hospital, and got back to the bed, I saw that he was awake and relatively alert. The doctor came in and gave results - all good ones. The labs showed no signs of a heart attack, but he suggested a full cardiac follow-up. I will be spending the rest of the week and the weekend with my friend -just to be sure.
I used the time sitting in the hospital (waiting time) to spin some yarn. The drop spindle is great for that as it is very portable. I had my original Ashford student drop spindle in my backpack so I used it. I was spinning this lovely hand painted wool roving.
I was told by other spinners that "if you can spin on that spindle, you can spin on anything!" As you can see, I can certainly spin on that spindle. The whorl - the round part at the top - is about 3 1/4 inches across and is somewhat heavy.
I was spinning when the nurse or tech came in to remove the IV. She asked what I was doing. I think she was amazed that people could do such a thing. She thought it was all done on big machines in factories.
On Tuesday, I received the lovely red "dragon's blood stone" drop spindle that I ordered on Etsy. The seller kindly included some Norwegian wool roving to get started with. Having never tried the Norwegian wool, I had to use it first. As you can see it spins well.
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