Flew back home just long enough to repack, rent a car and drive up to the Mannings in Pennsylvania, to take the week-long Beginning Weaving class. Also incredibly educational. Got to weave on four different floor looms (a LeClerc, a Gilmore, a Schacht, and a Glimakra), weaving dish towels, a sampler, and a Noro scarf. God, that was fun. Made a scarf out of a ball and a half of Noro in just over 24 hours, that would have taken me weeks to knit and block. Granted, I'm a really slow knitter, but even so, weaving is incredibly fast when you have someone like Tom Knisely showing you how. Also snagged a fair bit of yarn and toys from their store, although I managed to keep the shopping frenzy to a minimum. Sadly, now I want to buy another loom. Have told myself that that can be my prize for finding a new job.
Now back to the spinning wheel - one of my fellow weaving students wove her scarf out of handspun, and I was impressed with how it came out. Now, of course, I want to try. Fun!