Friday, January 19, 2007

What have I gotten myself into?

As most of you know, I've been on a mission to learn how to spin since early last year. I've had a few bouts of practice with Vicki and Jess, but I finally signed up for a class at the local art museum this month -- and it got cancelled due to lack of interest! And I've been browsing ebay for months, trying to find a reasonably priced wheel, but every time I found one I would get outbid at the last minute. So many impediments!!! Last night, however, I logged onto that addictive bidding site and saw an Ashford Traveler with 3 minutes left in the auction. I didn't even have time to think. I just bid...and won! I bought a wheel! OMG, I was freaking out b/c it's kind of a big purchase, and it's been my abstract aspiration for so long that for it to become suddenly real, with less than 3 minutes of transition time, was a bit overwhelming. But exciting! In less than 2 weeks, this baby should be here! Frog Ponders, I'm counting on your expertise to get me spinning!

(David's prediction: In less than 3 months our apartment will be filled with garbage bags of animal by-products. That sounds so much less romantic than roving. But he's a muggle -- he doesn't know.)

Oh, and I meant to mention this in my post yesterday -- the yarn that the guru used to knit me the Monkey socks was from Shelridge Farms, and she bought it at the MDS&W. I love these funky monkey socks!

6 comments:

Phillipa Sara said...

Congratulations Mud! I look forward to hearing about your many experiences with your new wheel. You'll be an expert in no time. Have fun with it.

schrodinger said...

WOW!! Congrats on the wheel, I betcha can't wait to get your hands on it!! You're going to have so much fun with it.

Rebecca said...

Oooh! Look at your lovely wheel!

Renee said...

Does this mean you're going to start spinning tales?

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh, congrats! That's the same kind of wheel I have--you are gonna like it for sure. Cool beans! :)

Vicki said...

It's about time you got a spinning wheel! I hope you can come to the Fiber Frolic on February 3rd.