Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Oh, no! What have I done?

borrowed wheel

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.

not quite yarn

Speaking of yarn -- here's what Helen forced me to buy watched me buy last week.

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.

Lorna's Laces and Louet Gems

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!


Bezzie said...

Dude for $60 who could resist??? Just wait, try #2 will be better and so on and so forth. Wheel spinning is so much fun!

Steven said...

I've always thought of spinning as one of those slippery slope things. Beware, spinning is a gateway craft!

And that "Crabapple" looks awfully pink to me..

Chris said...

Oh no, another good knitter lost to spinning! ;)

Pretty yarns.

Amysatx said...

Oh've gone to the dark side-heh heh! Does this mean you're back in Iowa? Love the soft pink yarn the best I think!

Anonymous said...

I was gonna say....I didn't enable you to buy ALL of that... 'cause there was one I didn't recognize...


I'd love another spinning class. My poor wheel is so lonely (and in need of tuning and a new drive band). I miss spinning... but don't seem to have time. enjoy your class though! what a great deal!

Unknown said...

Whoo Hooo another spinner joins the obsession. What a deal she is offering! Nobody could pass that up and that most certainly can be called yarn. You need to save that in a zippy bag and next year pull it back out to see how far your spinning has come. And by the way, the “dark side” as someone else here put it is sooooo much fun. mwahaahaa

Enid said...

HI! Pretty yarns. I've packed my spindle and never looked back but I feel a spinning itch coming on. :)

Kim said...

I am LMAO @ you right now. That is all :)