Ok. Some of you may not know this (or care for that matter!) but knitting is addictive. It is alot like crack, except that it wont hurt you ( I guess you could get carpel tunnel or something!) and at the end of the day you have something that you made that you can show off until strangers start yelling at you "Listen Lady! I DON'T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT HOW THE CABLES ON THE BACK OF YOUR FINGERLESS MITTS WOULD SHOW BETTER IF YOU HAD USED A SOLID COLORED YARN, OR THAT EVEN THOUGH YOU REALLY WANT TO, YOU JUST CANT SEEM TO STOP KNITTING UP LONGIES!"
So what is an addicted knitter to do? Take up spinning her own yarn of course!
On Saturday I took a class at Yorkshire Yarns in Lakewood. My teacher was my friend Heather. She is one of the two people who helped me with the koolhaas hat I knit for my FIL. She is a military spouse, like me. I just wish she had more free time so that I wouldn't have to pay for classes to be able to hang out with her!
For one hour she showed me (and 3 other women) the basics of drop spindling. After that hour she sent us baby spinners out into the world to fend for ourselves... With her Ravelry Id in case we had any questions.
After my hour of learning, I went home and showed Owen what I had learned. In the grand tradition of photos of me doing something that were taken by Owen, I only have part of my head.
By the end of the night I had a spindle full of yarn singles. This morning I made a little mini skein cause I wanted to start spinning up my second try at singles. Wanna see the mini skein? If you answered no, stop reading.
I have no idea what I will do with it, or even if I will do anything with it at all. I do know this though, It is friggen cute!
By the end of the Oscars tonight, I had my second attempt at singles completed.