Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I Gave My Spinning Wheel

a whirl *yuk, yuk* and, as I expected, my first attempt at spinning was a complete and utter disaster but so was my first attempt at knitting so it really hasn't put me off. The instructions said to tease the rovings so I called it a fat, hairy gorilla but I think the roving is overly sensitive because it just wouldn't cooperate after that. No problem. My mom is coming for my birthday, next week and she'll show me what I'm doing wrong.

Also finished two more pairs of socks. One pair for my tootsies and a little pair from the leftovers.

Monday, March 19, 2007

My Spinning Wheel

was delivered last Wednesday but I didn't have a chance to put it together until today. It came in a box about two feet by three feet and six inches high. I opened the box and immediately thought of Christmas Eves long past, sitting up 'til 3:00 am assembling whatever stupid toy the kids couldn't live without. I didn't count the bits and pieces of wood as I unwrapped them from their newsprint blankets but they littered the livingroom floor like shells on a beach. The instructions were interesting. Damn! I finally get to assemble something from an English speaking country (New Zealand) and there are no words. Just pictures. I suppose I could have knocked a good half hour off the six it took me to put it together if I hadn't put the cross pieces on upside down. I only hollered for DH when a rebellious screw refused to be tightened and when I needed an extra pair of hands.
Here is my little beauty. I'm going to give her a name once we get to know each other better. I only have one little problem. I can't use her. My rovings (fuzzy strips of wool that are spun into yarn) won't arrive until Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007