Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Spinning!

Ya'!!!!!! I did it. My knitting group sit N knit had a spin-in and I had to try it. It was one of my resolutions for 2007! ( I will learn how to spin.) one of a few. I am not doing well on the I will get more sleep. Proof- here I am posting- I should be sleeping. But anyhoo- we did it. Chante was our fierce leader for the meeting helped by Sybil. They showed us how to do it- and said- just do it! Tomo (blogless) made really cute spindles, but I already had my spindle and roving from Hello yarn! as you recall. The spindle is gorgeous and the roving is lovely and fab colors. I call it: Tiger eye - (offers courage, energy, and luck). It was fun- if physically challenging. The next day my shoulder on one side and wrist on the other were sore!. Still- practice makes perfect. But that is not all- I can see were this is leading. Now it turns out I need a niddy noddy, and more roving (NO! I am not buying a sheep!) and all this leads to the fact that a wheel appears to be more fun and relaxing and meditative. I am very proud of my efforts and will have to keep practicing!!
My first spinning lesson

Tiger eye Yarn
No, I did not knit the sweater; it is store bought, a good few years ago. The dogs are not mine. And- spring is here in NYC- warm and sunny. Thanks all for your warm words, they are a great comfort. I have been knitting on my project spectrum projects. Almost done with the socks. The lace progress is zero. I have not had the state of mind for it. but the cardi is coming along. I have so many ideas for new stuff, and two projects from my knitting groups (yarn for secret feet has been ordered!) and I am working on my project knitaway theme- Landscape. And will be in my mail box the end of this week: Favorite Socks! Just in time for our sit N knit secret feet.

15 comments:

sarah said...

What a fabulous grin! I am so happy for you -- isn't spinning fun? I ache too, just have to learn to relax.

tiennie said...

You look like you had a fantastic time - woohoo!!

Annie said...

Ooh, I just got that same book. It's great. Congratulations on spinning! And speaking of no sleep - yes, it is 5:30am and still no baby...

Hilde C. said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time! We’ve got our first day of spring today, it feels soooo wonderful, and now I’m going to run outside, back into the sun :-)

Annelie said...

Congratulations to your new skill!
You look so darn happy (parden my french) that I'm thinking "maybe I also should give it a try..." ;-)

necia said...

Welcome to the dark side of spinning, I'm so glad you could join us. Your efforts are fabulous, and way better than that mess I called yarn, my first time in. So what kind of wheel you buying, lololololol.

Necia

Harlem Purl said...

Yay. I'm so proud of you. Necia's right, your first yarn came out a lot better than mine did.

I have the interweave sock book also and I love it. I already have my next 4 pair of socks already planned. Now, I just need the time to knit them.

Harlem Purl said...

P.S.
Yes I designed the hat for my son. I used the handy book of patterns and just used a 4 by 2 rib with a pattern from one of the Walker Treasury books for fun.

KnitNana said...

Yeah! You look so pleased with the whole thing!
Congrats!!
(((hugs)))

a friend to knit with said...

that looks like too much fun...the spinning, the weather, everything...i might have to try to spin some day!

loribird said...

Yay! Another spinning convert! Good for you!!!

Rain said...

It looks like you had a great time. Your yarn is gorgeous.

gail said...

Congratulations!!! Spinning looks like so much fun--that's why I've promised myself that I would not learn. I would spend all my time spinning,not knitting!

Cathy said...

Lovely grin - must be addicted to spinning. Good.

Garngamen said...

Great job! Spinning isnt easy, it looks great, and your sweater also looks great! So, you just sit outside? That is amazing. You sound you have really been busy. And I envy your knitting group. Say hi to them all!
Yepp niddynoddy... it took some time to hold it right so the yarn just get on...I honestly like to hand spinning better than the wheel, but I guess it has to do with practice....but we use spidles with the weight in the bottom... interesting.