Jan 27, 2007

What? Still Alive?

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Yep, I know some of you think I might have just thrown myself off a cliff. I assure you I'm still here. Not only that, I'm not the least bit worried about the socks. So spinning preludelittle so, in fact, that I've been lolly-gagging these past two days. Okay, not lolly-gagging exactly. I had my first spinning classes!

Yessir! It was FANTASTIC! I now definitely need a wheel. I'll get the feel of a few different ones first, but I will have one. Mark my words. Firstly, my LYS owner told me that I could knit something for her to make up the $25 that mom's gift certificate didn't cover. Heck, she may owe me at the end of it all. What a lovely idea.... So, my first day was spent learning to card and draft and use a drop first yarn2spindle. I just can't get the hang of that thing at all. I had to leave early though, because it was Heather's birthday and we were taking a cake to her school for a mini-party. Heather was elated. It was a great day all in all.

Today I got to spin on the wheel! I tried out different wheels (the one I used was a Kromski Prelude, though I'm probably going to buy something else), different fibers, different techniques. Linda showed us Navajo plying, how to use a drum carder...oh it was a wonderful day! And I came home with two little skeins of yarn! Right now they are hanging in the bathroom drying, and I may not make anything with my first yarn, just keep it around for sentiment. The second one has purple in it, you know purple yarn2that'll be something. Even if I decide to felt it because it doesn't look perfect, it has a purpose. Now I really, really want one of those Sheep to Shoe Kits that Kristi has, even if I can't spin it yet. It'll be a nice thing to have and hope for. Before I buy a wheel I think I'll try out the different ones, spin on them, get a feel for them, consider my options...you know, make an informed decision.

I just don't know what else to say. Very exciting weekend. Bare minimum of work got done on the socks. Still, as I said, I have faith in myself.


Just because I've already saturated this post with pics and I'm proud of ALL the things I make. Including the babies. ;)

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