Sunday, May 25, 2008

To spin or not to spin?

Yes, I have gone completely mad, but y'all drove me to it. How can I sit idly by and watch you spin such incredible colors and fibers, and then ply them together into something altogether different. I saw the beautiful yarns that Jared spun and must admit I lusted after them. I watch the spinners the second Sunday of each month at Knitch and think, "I wish I could do that." I've started putting color combinations together in my head, and thinking about different ways of blending fibers to create the exact yarns I want. I actually registered at Etsy just so I could buy a couple of skeins of handspun.

OK, here's the really crazy part;

Do I know how to spin?

Do I have a wheel?

Do I have time to spin?


Am I gonna do it anyway?
(yeah, I think so)

I figure I can learn how to spin. I've managed to learn everything I know how to do now. I know plenty of spinners who could offer helpful hints. I'm SURE I can find someplace to buy a wheel. I don't really have time to knit either, but you make time to do the things you love. And I figure Andrew will be turning 18 next year and moving out, so what am I gonna do with all that extra space?

P.S. Y'all did pretty good on the movie quote meme. The only one I was able to stump you on was #8. It's Billy Crystal as Mitch in City Slickers. Not exactly my most favorite movie, but a damn funny line.


katey said...

To spin.

Nuff said.


Phyl said...

Do what Nike says - "Just Do It".
I already caved. I bought a wheel. Today. I'm SO excited I could burst. I've been thinking about it and squawking about it since December and finally DID it. Such a relief. Go'll feel better when you get one. This way your knitting wouldn't be your only addiction + you can stop buying yarn because you'll have your own handspun for all your knitting needs. (not!)

Jesse said...

all knitters eventually become spinners (or so I think!)

I know you will love it :)

Nell said...

You will make fabulous yarn!
Which wheel???

Hockey Mom said...

Come to the dark side honey. We're there and we're waiting to bring you along!

elena23 said...

I don't have time to knit either! Work stresses me out. The state of my house stresses me out. The baby stresses me out.

I've been knitting since I was seven. And I love it.

But nothing has ever relaxed me the way that my spinning wheel does. I sit there, in front of the tv (whether or not it's on) and treadle away quietly while the stuff in my hands turns into yarn. It's amazing.

Jane said...

Come on in, the water is fine. And. We have cookies! (as Jen always says.) Oh, and doesn't a certain local yarn shop have at least ONE pretty wheel ready to go???? LOL

Knits4Bears said...

Right there with ya buddy. It's an inevitability. It's not if, but when.... right!?!

Diana T. said...

Just remember, if you insist on making MORE yarn, I will be happy to take some of the "excess" off your hands. (I knew it would only be a matter of time before your were unable to resist the tractor beam-like pull of the wheel!)

The Chickengoddess said...

Dude. Even _I_ have a wheel. And best of all, when you feel guilty about buying yarn, roving is cheap. Get spinning already!