Thank you so very much, dearest Readers for your many good wishes in comments and emails during my dalliance with pneumonia. I have been touched and buoyed by your kindness and have missed visiting with you in this place. Autumn has been passed by in the daze of recuperation and although I am still wobbly legged and often horribly fatigued, I am slowly improving week by week.
Whilst I have been napping, an article I wrote some months ago on the phenomenon of the Lost Sheep in Australia has been published in Spin.Off’s summer edition. In the article, Nan Bray from White Gum Wool in Tasmania shares her shepherding insights on sheep behaviour and sheep farming in Australia. You can read more about her shepherding tales on her blog.
I also had the chance to chat with Marilyn Jensen, the President of Toowoomba Spinners and Weavers Group in Queensland who has spun and knitted from a Lost Sheep. She is currently convening the Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence at the University of Southern Queensland in September 24_29 2017. Felt makers can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
I have not seen the article in print as it has yet to pop up in my Zinnio e-subscription so it still feels a little surreal but needless to say I am extremely thrilled to have something published in Spin.Off.
Over the next few weeks I will be trying to write small posts a couple of times a week just to try and build up some match fitness computer time. Your company and forbearance is greatly appreciated. If you are a new visitor to Needle and Spindle, please look around and explore, there is lots of stuff in the back catalog!