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!