For the class I crafted some quick wooden spindles made from wagon wheels, dowels and cup hooks. This is what I used when I started spinning, but I opted to use a much larger wheel as a whorl. The longer spin makes these much more manageable for new spinners, I think, than the smaller, lighter wheels. (I used 2.75" wheels with 3/8" shafts.)
I look forward to teaching spinning again in the future!
And this weekend is KASF: http://sudentorre.atlantia.sca.org/jmla/index.php/activities/events/kingdom-a-s
I am entering the Persona Pentathlon competition. For this, you need to enter five items, at least three of which have to be in different categories. This has pushed me to do something I rarely do (cooking and food documentation) and it has been the impetus to wrap up some long standing other projects. Mostly though, I am looking forward to going to an event this weekend and to hanging out geeking all day about A&S stuff. I might also be taking part in various demos for newcomers while there, including hand sewing and spinning.
And that means next week I can breath easy and get some things cleaned up around the house! After that, I plan to, at last, start some new garb and some weaving to make a Hedeby purse.