Yesterday I went to Natural Stitches. And I spent $60. Wow, how did that happen? I guess yarn ain’t cheap.
I also picked up some spinning supplies. The other Lisa (there are 2 Lisa’s in my Sunday knitting group at Tango Cafe) has recently taken up spinning. She’s bringing her spinning wheel, aka “Kathie”, to the knitting retreat weekend. So instead of mooching off of her, I thought I’d be a decent sort and buy my own roving. Natural Stitches has some really beautiful stuff. Doesn’t this look like cotton candy? I couldn’t decide which color I liked better so I bought them both!
I’m so excited to try spinning again on a wheel. I used “Kathie” once before and picked it up quickly. I also tried using a drop spindle once before, too, and it was like mixing oil and water. I assumed that because I can play the accordion, I’d have more than enough coordination to work a simple drop spindle. I mean, come on, accordions have all those bass buttons on the left hand side and a piano keyboard on the right, both of which you have to play at different times while pushing in and pulling out the bellows using correct musical phrasing. How hard can a simple little wooden drop spindle be?? Well, the resulting yarn was extremely uneven, and I must have dropped the spindle at least a dozen times. I’m surprised Genevieve let me continue wasting her good fleece!
I also got some additional yarn for my knitty project. Then when I arrived at Stitch ‘n Bitch last night, Minh had my Knit Picks order waiting for me. Wow. That’s a lot of yarn. I’m all set for my weekend of knitting! Let’s hope this cabin has heat. I can’t knit with frozen fingers!