Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Love of Spinning

WOW! Where do I begin. My Hubby got me a spinning wheel for Christmas. This was the next thing in life I wanted to learn. He got me Louet s10. Before  he bought one he called around to see if there was a spinning guild around are area. I was so proud of him.
So Christmas day I tried spinning. Had a great laugh at myself and so did my husband. I told him how in the world can you make yarn out of this wheel. I was so...excited to attend a spinning group so I could learn all about it and did I say wanted to see how in the world you can make yarn out of this spinning wheel. It seemed like the longest month ever. I was just like a child at a candy store.  January 10th finally got here. That was my first meeting with the "Nature Bounty Spinning Guild". Oh! How fun I had with all the ladies. They welcomed me right in their group and shared and taught me so much. I was so excited I spun yarn for the first time and it looked like yarn too. I  couldn't wait to get home and show my hubby what I had done.  I can not wait for the next meeting together next month.  In the mean time I'm spinning up a storm and can't wait to show the ladies what I have done. Also I'm learning how to wash and card for my first time this week.

Here is some pictures of my projects and spinning etc.
My Christmas gift from my hubby
My first spun yarn. Oh have a story for you on the Niddy Noddy. Friend  of ours he has yard sale all year round. He asked me if I knew what a niddy noddy is. Told him I wasn't sure what it was. So he started sharing with me what it is and does. I was so excited , I told him that is something I needed for spinning equipment. Asked him what he would sell it for. Well he thought Little and said how about trade it for a turkey. Well turned to my hubby and asked if we could do that. My hubby said sure that sounds like a good trade. So that's  I got my first Niddy Noddy.
 My other two spun yarn.
I'll get back to you next month after my meeting with the "Nature's Bounty Spinning Guild"  What also I have learned and done.


  1. So glad your having fun. I can't wait to come down and try it out..

  2. Well, your first yarn sure looks better than mine did 20 years ago!!
    I have alot of old Spin Off magazines that I would be happy to send you for postage. Want them????
    I love spinning and it is always fun to see a new spinner.
    Have fun!!