Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Accidental Spinner



Today I took up spinning and I've started this blog as a way to journal my accidents in spinning.  The name came up during my class as one person was looking at the mistake laden skein of yarn I'd just spun.  She told me there were no mistakes and that practice makes progress.  She also told me there would come a time when I'm more experienced, that I'll try to make a skein that looks like this, but I'll have a hard time reproducing it.  And look!  Today I made two.  I'll try to keep this advice in mind along this journey.

11 comments:

Stephanie V said...

Good advice...not that it's easy to remember when you're learning something new.
I've sort of always wanted to learn to spin but there are so many things to distract me - not sure I need another. It'll be fun to follow along with you and pretend I'm doing it.

Betty Flocken said...

Beautiful! I'm excited to learn more about spinning while you learn

Rose said...

Aren't you an overachier? Two blogs now?? :)

Sandy said...

Well I'll be following along to see what you're up to.

Rudee said...

Stephanie, a drop spindle is inexpensive. A small investment, trust me. I bought a fancy shmancy spindle, but that was only because it was hand painted and the sheep amused me.

Betty and Rose=I's so pleased you followed me here. I'll keep you posted on my experiences.

Sandy- if I could be half the artist you seem to be, I'll be thrilled.

flydragon said...

Of course I have to follow you here too. Can't wait to see you become a spinner of yarns. Oh, I think you already do that....

Cheryl said...

I can't wait to see how this goes and what you create. I LOVE your header.
Did I tell you that I'm looking, for real, for a place that teaches knitting? I'm really going to do it!
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Brenda said...

This will be interesting. Gee..a new home, new blog, new hobby, new furniture. What's next?!?! I know you will be an expert in no time. I was lying down with the grand baby last week and we were cuddled up with your clapotis shawl and I was admiring your work....and so was she. She LOVES wool...even her Mommy's wool winter coat.

Rudee said...

Brenda, I'm so glad you and the baby are enjoying the shawl. You paint such a pretty picture of the two of you all snuggled up.

I don't know what's next, but I know that's enough newness for awhile. I can't afford much more.

debra said...

The wool in the photo at the top is gorgeous! Here's to more accidents; may they be mostly happy.
xox

Rudee said...

Debra-that's yarn in my stash. Like it? It may make a beautiful mobius shawl for Cups of Kindness. hmmm.