Tuesday, January 09, 2007


So I bought a spinning wheel Saturday. The local spinning guild had it's "Garage Sale" day and I found what I wanted there - a Louet S10 for CHEAP. Two of my good friends, Katey and blogless Laurie (happy birthday btw), have wheels and now so do I.

Spinning is something I have been fascinated with since I was a little girl. Maybe it's a Little House on The Prairie thing, or maybe it was the girlscout trip o Historic Charlestowne when I was about 11 - I'm not sure, but I have always wanted to do it - so now I am going to.

I was worried about learning to spin on the wheel as I have coordination issues. In college they made me stand in the back of our aerobics class because I was cracking everyone else up. I have trouble getting my hands AND feet to cooperate. I was right - I was a bit of a spaz and Katey was enjoying that she knew something I didn't (maybe enjoying it a little too much *grin*). After a few minutes I got it and Katey's evil plans were thwarted - though she's still much better at spinning than I am mind you!

I'm still working on Clapotis and Casey's sweater and both are coming along nicely. I've cleared through most of my yarn and fabric bins and have LOTS and LOTS of give away - and it's all really GOOD stuff, but it's yarn and fabric I'm never going to get to so... out it must go! My local friends are going to have a very good "Happy New Year to Amy's Clean Craft Room Day" as they get surprise gift bags full of yarny goodness.

I was brutal on the stash and I still have some more to get through - I did yarn and some of the fabric - I haven't even gotten to scrapbooking or miscellaneous crafts. More to come - rather, more to go.

Meanwhile sign up for Project Spectrum 2.0 - it's going to be GREAT!

I'll keep you posted!



rositta said...

Hi, some day I will learn to spin. Looks like fun. I have an antique wheel hiding at my cottage that I will have to get looked at. Ciao

Donna said...

Congrats on your wheel! I saw you there buying it--my family and I just got our membership in the guild this fall.

Carol said...

Herer's hoping practice will improve you r spz-ness on the wheel!

Anonymous said...

I admire you spinny folk, and perhaps one day, I'll join you...but for now, I'll just knit and be impressed!

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

congrats on your new spinning wheel!