February 24, 2008

You Spin Me Right Round Baby

I'll be attending a spinning workshop with my mom this coming weekend at my favorite local yarn shop, Knitopia Wools Co. in Langley. The owner Lynne has been kind and trusting enough to lend me her beautiful spinning wheel to practice on this week to get ready for the workshop. My previous attempts at spinning were on Mom's Majacraft wheel, and as a complete beginner, I got very frustrated with the wheel wanting to spin in the wrong direction, so each spinning session was kind of a bust. Today, I actually got the hang of spinning on Lynne's wheel and now I know why Mom is so addicted! Of course I've still got a lot to learn, but I think I'm at least ready for the classes I'll be taking.

My first attempt:

And right after that, I did this one:

I think it's quite an improvement! Now I am really excited about the workshop. Also, now that I know I am going to enjoy spinning, I can finally buy some of those gorgeous mini-batts from Loop over at Etsy.

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