Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Here we go.....


Look what I just bought! Ok, so Jessi, Chan & Robin, & all of you other spinners out there have lured me over to the dark side... I just have to see what this spinning is all about. After much searching online I finally found a lady that teaches in my area. They also have an Alpaca farm, I get to go pet some yarn on the hoof! LOL

Even Lisa (previously mentioned lady who teaches spinning) said that there are only 2 others in our local area that spin, she is trying to recruit some more ladies in our area in the hopes that we can eventually start a monthly spinners group....

Anyway, I will be going to pet the Alpacas & chat & learn more about what I'm getting myself into on the 20th. Then I'll set myself up with some classes to get started. But I couldn't wait to do something.... sooooo, I took a quick look at some pretty Etsy spindles & this one was very affordable & comes with a few oz. of wool fiber to get me started. I got it from Annie May's Etsy shop, she also sells on Ebay, she has lots of spindles & a lot of spinning fiber too. (I stole the photo from her store, hope she doesn't mind!) Now, I won't promise that I won't end up throwing this thing across the room before it's done, but at least it will keep me from going nuts until I can start my spinning lessons! ha ha!! I just couldn't wait!

5 comments:

chanknits said...

I want one! Never mind. As you well know, I can now spend my mad $$ on a wheel instead of the taxes I feared we'd have to pay... I'll have to take an afternoon off from work and go shopping!

Can't wait to see you spinning and hear how silly I am because I don't like spindles!

Bubblesknits said...

What a pretty spindle! Sneak me a little alpaca in the mail when you go. I think it would be perfect in my back yard. LOL

GeorgeAnne said...

I KNEW it wouldn't be long!!! Ok you spin and I'll dye it!! What a team we'll make!!

vegasangelbrat said...

that is cute, now you got me wantin gone! I've always had an interest in spinning from back in the late 80's but never went after it...lol who would've know..lol

I'm gonna get me one, you watch! :)

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

How pretty, and maybe when you have that inclination to throw it across the room you will look carefully at the beautiful flowers...or not. :)