Spinning Off Into Insanity

Last night I tweeted that knit night just became ten times more awesome.  Why do you ask?  Well it all starts with the fact that I have the coolest knit night people ever -- my roommate Andrea who we are teaching to knit and our friend Nicole who has been knitting longer than I have.  We meet at the greatest yogurt shop ever and have a blast and the woman who manages the place seems to really enjoy having us there in the corner.  But last night, oh last night, Nicole brought a bag of goodies for me.

A spindle!  And fiber!  And how-to info!

I've started to toy with the idea of learning to spindle spin (there's no way I can afford a wheel, but a spindle looks like fun), and  I may have mentioned this in front of Nicole last week.  Last night she scurried out to her car in the middle of a sentence and came back in with a spindle that she had bought but decided that she did not like.  Well who am I to turn down new toys.  Especially when they're free!  I tried to read the instructions so that I could get started, but I'm having an ADD day and so it'll have to wait until the next time I'm working a late shift and feel a little calmer.  But in the meantime it is tons of fun to look at, and if anyone has any resource suggestions for a new knitter please let me know.

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  1. Wow! What an awesome gift! I know nothing about spinning, other than it's starting to call to me a little louder all the time. Maybe I'll live vicariously through you for a bit. Have fun!

  2. How fun! I've always wanted to try spinning but since my knitting queue will never run out of things that I want to make, I've never jumped in. Can't wait to see how you do.

  3. Wow, what I nice gift. I wish you the best of luck learning to spin. There are a bunch of spinning videos at youtube that you can checkout, I recommend Abby Franquemont's channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/afranquemont. Oh, don't forget to join the spindlers group on ravelry it has a lot of good information of spindle spinning, too.

    1. I will definitely check those out. Thanks for the recommendations!

  4. What a nice gift :-) Good luck with that :-)