Dec 5, 2006

Spin Me Right 'Round Baby

You all are just so darn clever! Either that or I'm fairly transparent - take your pick. I was spinning tonight. For real!

I bought a spindle in May at MDSW and I've aquired a bit of fiber but my efforts to create yarn so far are best described as feeble. I just can't seem to get it to work for me. I want to though... I really, really do. For months I've been picking up the spindle and putting it down. We just aren't getting along.

Then, for my birthday, the fates (aka friends and family) conspired to indulge my fibery pursuits. I recieved a membership to Springwater Fiber Workshop, a gift certificate to same and a generous check. What's a girl to do but sign up for spinning class? So I did. Tonight was the first session and... I still suck. Sorry, I had high hopes of being able to report super exciting progress but the best I can say at this point is that it's starting to make sense to me.

I tried a Majacraft Suzie and an Ashford Traveller and I've got a long way to go. Let's just say that it wasn't pretty. I could not keep up with either wheel at all. Did I mention that I'm wickedly uncoordinated?

I have class again on Thursday so I have a little bit of time to digest the lesson before I go back for round two. Oh, and the big lesson for the night - don't wear black pants to spinning class. Hubbo thought the sight of me covered in fiber was very amusing.


Carole said...

The thing with spinning is that it just takes practice. And patience, too. I bet you're doing better than you think.

Krista said...

How fun! My daughter and I are going to a spinning "introduction" this Saturday. I'm hoping to sign up for classes next year. Can't wait to see what you spin!

Melissa said...

You'll get better!! I can't wait to see some of your results!

Margene said...

It took me weeks with a spindle and then weeks with the wheel before I could make a good yarn with either. It's all about practice. You'll get better each time you try. Keep at it!

cursingmama said...

I figgured as much - but I like crazy guessing better ;)

(You know that the title of this post is killing me - you remember the incident with the meat, no?)