Some of you have heard me state that I don't want to learn to spin. However, when Betty Shreeves, a local spinner, told me that she was teaching a 4-session spinning course at the Craft Guild of Iowa City, and that the $60 fee included borrowing a wheel and Guild membership for the rest of the year, I really couldn't resist.
Last night was our first class. Tonight, I need to work on treadling sloooooooowly..... I don't think this is can be called yarn yet.
Speaking of yarn -- here's what Helen
From Needleworks, already wound up:
From the top center, that's Dream in Color Classy, in Lipstick Lava; 8 skeins of Bristol Yarn Gallery Lyndon Hill, in 102 (85% Pima cotton and 15% silk, destined to be the Paisley Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark); Berrocco Sox in 1424 (oops! I bought that at Nanncy's in Springfield, without Helen's help); and 2 skeins of Koigu KPPPM in P320L.
After Needleworks, we went to Klose Knit, where I bought just a little more.
That's two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Flame on the left and two skeins of Louet Gems Bulky in Crabapple. And on top, you might notice a package of little ring stitch markers.
I've also frogged the Primavera socks I told you about last night. The yarn and the pattern just weren't working together. I think I'll move on to the Paisley Shawl (Ravelry link). That is, after I practice treadling a bit!