Sunday, December 10, 2006

Is this the beginning of a new obsession?

This morning I drove to one of my favorite LYS, La Petite Knitterie
to meet with a master spinner and wonder knitter Lori Lawson of Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio. What a patient soul to guide me through this portion of the extensive research project to buy a spinning wheel.

Before we started she gave me a little science lesson and explained the mechanics of what we were going to attempt. Before long I was sitting behind the wheel making my first hank. As ugly as it was I saved it to put along side my first hideous knitted practice piece that will never be seen by the outside world.

Lori had me spinning Blue Face Leicester because it's supposed to be an easy fiber to learn on. now all I have to do is pull the trigger and buy one. Oh the wheel I have settled on is the Majacraft "Rose"


OK, after a nudge from Mrs. Twisted I added the finished product of my lesson. DK to Chunky without trying... What a humbling experience. I certainly have a better appreciation for hand spun fiber.

6 comments:

  1. Your secret pal6:50 AM

    Oh no, you've crossed over to the dark side. So far, I've been able to resist - I've seen what it's done to too many people. Still.... hanging.... on......

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  2. You look like a natural sitting there with fiber in hand. We'll be buying fab handspun from you before this time next year ;)

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  3. Jerry, I think you did a great job yesterday for a first time on the wheel. What a good student. You stick with it and you'll be spinning gorgeous yarns in no time.

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  4. Mr. Twisted - you are living up to your name by spinning that wool. In the parallel universe department, I too had a spinning lesson from a friend I met my LYS. She invited me to her home today and taught me on her Majacraft. I began to see why it is so addicting. I look forward to seeing the results of your research.

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  5. Mrs. Twisted10:22 AM

    Mrs. Twisted is wondering where the heck that spinning wheel is gonna go and nobody better touch her yarn!

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  6. Mrs. Twisted - you made me laugh out loud because that sounded like something I would be say. I am glad you had Mr. Twisted post a pic of his first spun yarn. There is something precious about that first yarn.

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