Alexus I love your rainbow yarn. What if you did one top down starting with red (example) and one toe up starting with red (example). You could wind them in balls in different directions and knit them both the same way or two at a time. This way they're fraternal socks and the "mismatch" would be less obvious or somewhat intentional.
Love the turkish spindle! I just received a russian supported spindle for my birthday so I'm getting ready to embark on a learning experience too.
Jexx, your yarn and your scarf are lovely but for me I would want it a little cleaner prior to wearing but to each his own! Great work.
Ginger, That camel looks lovely, never tried that fiber but someday... and I totally love that copper fiber, can't wait to see the final yarn, lace or fingering, I'm sure it will be beautiful!
I've taught a number of children and adults to spin and crochet. Most of the adults weren't "loving it" though they were glad to have the basics of a new skill. The kids some of them really took off! I imagine there will be some that surpass me, wherever they are in the world.
Mostly I'm just glad to share my craft skills and send them out into the world. I feel that I'm sharing joy.