My weightloss journey (WLJ) and other musings, links and RANTS!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I went to my first spinning lesson!

Wow! On Saturday I went to Uncommon Threads in Palm Harbor, FL for my first handspinning lesson. Allison Klay was my instructor. I used a drop spindle and a wheel. It was great.

I bought a top whorl spindle and some roving. Part of it was morino and part of it was liecester.

I have to wait 3 weeks for my next lesson. Wah!

I have to practice, practice, practice till I go back. Allison said that I will learn to ply and may get to try some of the more luscious fibers - alpaca or silk or llama.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

OMG!!!! I AM GOING TO STITCHES SOUTH!

Tuesday I registered for "Almost the Works". Registration opened Monday and I was so afraid that I wouldn't get the classes I wanted. I got all 6.

My Friend, TiredandRetired, is going, too!

I will be taking Columns of Color, Russian Continental-Style Knitting, Lace Basics, Creative Wraps, Knitting Backwards, and Spinning for Knitters.

I CAN"T WAIT!!!!