I’ve fallen…

I’ve been resisting the urge to learn to spin for a long time now. To borrow a phrase, resistance is futile.

There was a book sale a while back, and I bought this:

Yes, a person with no spindle, no fiber, and no time bought this book. That was in the summer.

At the retreat in Gananoque in November, I think I spent too much time talking to Robin. She has sheep. And a llama. She brought a variety of fiber for sale. I ended up with about 200g of Hamish & Morag (llama & sheep respectively, I believe). It’s 75% Polwarth, 25% llama.

I didn’t have a spindle. That was soon fixed. I bought a wee Golding in cherry:

While I waited for the spindle, I read Abby’s book. The spindle arrived on Monday night. I started playing on Monday night. By Tuesday night, I had done this:

I’m not sure where this is leading, but it sure is fun so far, and I don’t even really know what I’m doing yet. Francine (who you’ve probably seen as my model for a couple of patterns) is going to be helping me learn what to do. Oh, and I’ve watched Abby too.

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One Response to I’ve fallen…

  1. Good for you! I’m still afraid to try it. Got some books at the library this week though. Happy spinning!