I live in N.J. and have loved spinning ever since I went to the "Big E' in Mass. & saw a woman named Elizabeth Billings (and other women) spinning & weaving. I stayed in the Vermont House for 3 or 4 days watching & learning. It would be a few years later that I actually found someone or she found me & I started to slowly learn. I bought Spin-Off right away after someone gave me a copy & it's been my fiber staple ever since. I'm married & have 1 daughter in college and two grown step-daughters with their own families.