spinning sunday or not

Ok. Who wants to trade some spinning lessons with me? [photopress:spin14jan07.jpg,thumb,alignright]I’m soo not getting this and can’t justify to E the cost of The Yarn Tree’s lessons (not to mention I think they’ll be on a class night again). I have a slight hunch I’d do better with a wheel but I want to get some basics down before I attempt to justify to E the cost of a wheel (well, I did that, he shot me down with where would it go, which is a very very good question, we are totally out of space here). Anyway, I thought did fine with yarn, but put fibre there? Yikes. I even got out the big honking spindle today with some more yarn, and I was ok with that. I see spinning as the relaxing thing to do when I don’t want to count. I can’t count. That is why the beret is in time-out. Grr. It looks like a jr girl scout beanie (circa when I was a scout, so.. late 80’s). Anyway, let me know if you are interested and in the area. We’ll figure something out. I want to be fair, but I just don’t have that much cash to throw around right now.

What if I distracted you with some stitching? This is a tree from a wonderful book I picked up in Tokyo this summer. E didn’t get that it was a tree. Oy, my stitches were more even when I was 8 (and a Laura Ingalls Wilder addict). I’m planning on adding some more to it eventually. It isn’t quite the right fabric for stitching but what I had.

What if I distracted you with a blurry picture of Nibi? She’s really cute and makes us happy even if she’s quite spoiled and wants us to hand feed her while sitting next to a bowl (or a bag) full of food? (Please ignore the dirty house.)

Or what if I told you I balled up a bunch of yarn tonight, including (finally!!) Lavender Sheep’s yummy custom creation? I will finish E’s socks soon so I can work on two other pairs (one is a gift pair, and giftee may or may not read this site so you won’t see anything for now). PG was mad at me for not modeling her lately. I tried to explain it is because I take horrid pictures and my goal this year is to be better. Lighting is a big issue for us here at PG’s nest, but there isn’t much that can be done. It was quite grey today and all photos had to be taken under artificial yucky yellow light. Sorry!

I bought Sensational Knitted Socks last week using a Border’s Coupon and my holiday savings (Review tomorrow!!). It was thus even more affordable than the list price. I like this book and see why it has gotten wonderful reviews. I was looking for a Knitting on the Road or something but I think this will help me more right now. I just have to finish E’s socks (I’m halfway down the second leg). Grumble. Why did I say yes to another pure-black knit?

Can we tell I’m procrastinating work and school work? :)

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2 Replies to “spinning sunday or not”

  1. *pulls out magnifying glass* I don’t see a mess… Nibi! And, tell E that sometimes you really do have to take a class to understand some things :)

  2. I’d trade spinning lessons with you, but it is a little long distance. I guess if you can’t take a class the best thing to do is just to keep practicing and remember that even bulky, chunky, lumpy yarn has a purpose somewhere. After all those “unique” skeins are what sell for like $40+ in places =)

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