Monday, October 03, 2011

Knot likely to Spin soon

No knitting to show today. Just my little October girl who adorns the back porch entry each year.
And yes that is Rosalyn's backside apparently wanted to be photographed. As many of you know, I am constantly directing anyone with a camera, not to "get my butt in that picture." Rosalyn knows the eternal cat trick of making herself look beautiful know matter the angle....

I am coming to the conclusion that I need to find a spinner. Someone gave me roving that is amazingly beautiful. It has been coaxing me from the basket it waits in. Now I am about as likely to start spinning as I am to run the Chicago Marathon Sunday. It ain't gonna happen.

Someday I will have a pretty spindle and learn to spin. I don't see me with a wheel...ever....
can't say why. Just don't see it. Do you spin? Do you have a spindle? A wheel? I think wheels are,
forgive me,
Spindles are , to the contrary, cool. Did I just blow my chance to have someone spin my roving on a wheel?

Anyone know a spinner who will spin my roving? Do you spin? Do you want to spin? However will I get any knitting done if I start spinning? Oh yeah, someday I'll retire! Or win the lottery.

Did I tell you that our weekend work New Years Resolution was to play the Megagame each week?
I think I've mentioned it. Well, here it is October and we are still playing. I must say only a few people are in every single week. THey are the ones who most believe we will stand before the local media with our check, scrubs on and waving GOODBYE to a tough but rewarding job.
Our rule is that if you are in that week you are in . If you are out you are out. Did I also say I hate when people give me those coins for dollars? Where do people get those things?
Anhyhow, Maybe I'll spin sooner than I imagine....afterall the Megagame is tomorrow...again



Beverly said...

I drop spindle and I have a wheel. I'm not to good on the wheel it seems to elude me. I agree that there are some beautiful spindles but there are also beautiful wheels. Check out the Golding wheels. They are works of art.

Anonymous said...

Steve plays the lottery each week. We've won teeny prizes, but nothing big. Oh well, it usually pays for the ticket. LOL

gMarie said...

My daughter has a drop spindle and loves it. Chan has a wheel and a spindle and gets along much better with her wheel. If I were to take up another fiberly hobby - I think it would be weaving - but like you I need to win the lottery to be able to afford it first. :)

Thanks for stopping by - I was sure I had your email so I could reply, but I couldn't find it and didn't want to email the wrong Mary :) g

NatRed2 said...

I have a drop spindle but I can't seem to get the hang of it. I really want to learn both!

Marguerite said...

Hi Kathy,

Looks like this is going to work OK.

I have no desire to spin, so you're not the only one. Seems to be the new "in thing" with knitters, but I'd rather knit. And there's no end to the lovely yarns I'd like to buy.

SusanB-knits said...

Nope I don't spin. I don't really have a desire to spin. I'm too caught up in knitting, designing, teaching, needlepoint, and reading to add spinning to the list. lol.

Love the picture of your new hero!! Now I want a new tattoo!!

SissySees said...

I spin, but G's already said it well... Love my wheel and I aspire to like my spindles as more than table art.

Alyssa said...

I don't spin, and I never want to! I have enough stuff going on, I want to become an expert at knitting, not a jack-of-all-trades.

Katherine said...

I like to knit too much to spend time spinning! I'm fascinated by the yarns that are spun but have no desire to do that. Good luck with your spinning endeavor.

Ria said...

Hi! send me an email at tonyfan4ever at gmail dot com and I'll send you my addy. I need yours too!

Birdsong said...

I love to spin, and just spent the entire weekend spinning in Renaissance costume at the Celtic Festival. That said, I can already tell you that paying shipping both directions across country will make it very expensive to have me spin for you... and I am not very fast, either. I suggest checking around to see if there is a small mill, unless a local spinner that you can actually hand off the roving to, responds.

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