It has been over a year since I last posted on here. I almost forgot I had it. When I first started this (and then promptly forgot about it) I wanted to use it as an online journal of my knitting. A place where I could chronicle what I have knit, how I have knit it, and my feelings regarding said knitting. Then I hit a little rough patch, got really busy, and just really lazy.
I can’t promise it won’t happen again, but I would like to give myself the opportunity to renew not only my blogging habits, but my crafting habits. And I say crafting being I have followed in the footsteps of many knitters and expanded my fiber obsession. I now spin.
In a (near) future post, I will show everything I have knit in the year I took off of blogging, but for now I want to show off my wheel and its projects.
I initially looked into spinning due to all the other knitter online also dabbling in other fiber arts. I took a class at my LYS, and I was hooked. It took me about four or five months after the class ended to find a nice and affordable wheel on Craigslist. I replied to the ad and immediately drove an hour away to buy it from a lovely woman who had just upgraded.
It was love at first sight. I took her home (actually to a friend’s place since I was supposed to be attending a friend dinner) and starting spinning. It took me a while to figure out how everything was supposed to work, but in the end I think I have at least the basics down. I can’t really control the weight of the yarn I make…but at least my favorite weight is fingering!
I really love being able to create yarn and to feel even more deeply connected to the history of yarn and knitting.