Fiber withdrawl and new job!!!

MitchPR08's picture

So after 3 weeks of constant searching, sending out resume's and hoping to high hell. I finally landed a job over in Dallas with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Not exactly what I wanted but it'll pay the bills until I can find something I really want to do. What I am really looking forward to now is being able to FINALLY afford to get a spinning wheel so I can really do some spinning and make some good quantities of yarn and knit something really nice with it. Spinning with the drop spindle has been great and I love its portability, but I just can't make enough yarn to knit something it seems and plying with a spindle is a real b****. I'm also looking forward to buying some nice fibers to spin, what I've been using is needle felting wool roving from a craft shop (it was super cheap and good to practice with, but coarse as hell). So, as of right now I am in the process of being "processed" (drug tests, background checks, paperwork etc.) by HR at the new hotel. Once I get done with that I can start working and pulling in some paychecks. On top of my fiber addiction, I also have car payments and student loan payments that are just aching to be paid! So Ill be sure to keep you updated as to which wheel I get and what fibers I plan to spin (Im strongly leaning toward the Kromski Minstrel or Fantasia). Right now Im knitting a winter beanie hat out of 100% Alpaca Handspun yarn I brought back with me from Germany. It was 8 Euros a skein but I couldnt resist because it looked so squishy and comfy! Ill post pictures soon, just started decreasing for the crown of the hat.


TheKnittingMill's picture

Congrats on the new job

Congrats on the new job Mitch! I can't wait to learn how to spin. I'm excited for you!

rjr585's picture

Mitchell - Congratulations

Mitchell -

Congratulations on the new job! I'm happy to hear that you are going to invest in a wheel. I recently bought a Kromski Sonata and LOVE it! It is very portable and spins like a dream. I also am attracted to the Fantasia but have not spun on one. I just rediscovered my drop spindles and am obsessed with spinning yarn for socks! I am getting very efficient on the spindles and can spin quickly (Not quite as fast as my wheel). I also owned an alpaca farm for many years but when my partner and I spilt up we had to sell the farm and all the animals. I do have about 100+ pds of fiber just sitting in my attic so - once you get settled in, give me a shout and I'll send you some. Consider it a "congrats on the new job" gift.