Saturday, August 30, 2008

itching to learn more

Mother Nature decided against surfing for Gavin - nothing surfable at all ... completely flat water ... just the smallest little breakers. And since we were in the area anyway, we dropped in unannounced at the Hand Spinning Studio at Jeddore Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Wow. I could picture a spinning wheel and had read about spinning on other people's blogs, but really knew nothing. Leslie (theSpinnersLoft.ca) opened my eyes to different fibres, hand carding, a drop spindle and different spinning wheels. Interesting, exciting and totally overwhelming. 

I'm looking at all the yarns I have in a totally different way. And itching to learn more about the spinning process so that I can create my own yarns. But more than anything I wish I had planned my vacation better so that I could have spent more time with her. Oh well, there's always next time!

2 comments:

CTJen said...

I am interested in learning to spin also but am somewhat intimidated by the process--although I am assured by spinners that once you get it, it's very easy.

Your sock is very pretty. :-)

Tiggywinkle Knits said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Get yourself a drop spindle and watch Ebay and craigslist (do you have that in Toronto?) for a wheel; you'll never look at yarn the same way again!