I'm leaving in the morning to attend my first "Spinners Retreat" and I can't wait! Since competing in the Knitting Olympics I neglected my poor spinning wheel and this is one way I can make up with it! Four (4) wonderful days of spinning and meeting other spinners...tips...tricks and buying FIBER! Now don't get me wrong...I'm still traveling with some knitting as well! If you have never been to Hawks Nest State Park in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia...you should! Overlooking the New River just above the New River Gorge. I hope to have plenty pictures to post.