So I learned to spin today! Yay!
I was visiting for the day in my hometown, Augusta, Ga, and I simply had to stop by and visit one of my closest friends from highschool. So I went over to her house, and promptly remembered that she has a spinning wheel, AND knows how to use it. So I asked her to teach me. In about 10 minutes time, I was spinning. The first try was laughable at best, but then I started over, and actually began to get a feel for the motions. I can hardly contain myself I'm so excited. Next step: shopping for some raw material to practice with on the spinning wheel that the LYS has. Can't wait to practice and get better, and before long, I will have a project that I spun and knit!
In other news, I began a new project saturday...yes, it is my 6th project that I am working on currently. A Noro Scarf! Despite my annoyance with the hype over this yarn, I must admit that after knittting with it, I am enamored. Pictures will follow as soon as I get my hands on a camera.
-The Seamless Hybrid Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann, in Berroco Ultra Alpaca
-A crocheted doily called "Agatha", in crochet thread
-A double knit hot plate for a class I'm teaching on double knitting... it's the one featured on the knittinghelp.com video
-A lace shawl for my grandmother...my improvisation off of EZ's pi shawl...mine is a half pi shawl.
-Socks out of Zauberball yarn...rainbow colorway...size 1 needles.
The question is: Will I ever finish any of these, despite the fact that I am entirely and utterly obsessed? I sure hope so.