9.03.2011

You Spin Me Right Round Baby, Right Round

I made it back from Stitches with quite a few goodies, courtesy of My Guy.  Yes, My Guy accompanied me to Stitches, and I wouldn’t of had it any other way, seeing as how he’s my best shopping partner and all.  He’s not a knitter, but he definitely has an appreciation for yarn and he felt and squeezed and petted all the pretty yarn right by my side.  And, as I mentioned, he paid the tab for my fiber indulgence..

Of the few things I picked up was a drop spindle and some roving.  We purchased it from a nice gentleman and a blind woman, not sure if they were married, but probably.  You know, when a couple seems so familiar with each other?  The blind woman amazed me as she spun on her wheel and then calculated our total and handed us our change.  It was truly a humbling experience.

The drop spindle is your basic run-of-the-mill spindle, not sure of its weight.  The roving is 8 oz. of Colonial, which they said would be an easy yarn for a starting spinner.  I’ve already spun a little over 90 yards, and I think I’ve gotten the gist of it, although I still have a lot to learn and perfect.  Planning on washing the yarn tonight.  Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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