Jonamo is very resourceful and good at managing her household. She had to have her language (Afghani I believe) translated by her friends into Russian, which was then picked up and translated into English by Leba. You would have thought that this would have put an insurmountable crimp in communication but the discussion of the earth oven went very well with only minimal help from the translators. Evidently smiling and enthusiastic hand gestures work very well for women of like minds.
I will be participating in some of the knitting research for these spinners that will be taking place at R&R Spinners, and will keep you posted on developments. In the meantime do go to the link at Cashmere People and at Peacefleece