10.22.2008

Stop and Listen

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 The above was taken in New Mexico

This is why spinning is a good thing.

+It makes you stop thinking 1000 thoughts all at once.

+You get a sense of achievement, after all, no one I actually know locally spins.

+You start really looking at yarn in a different way

+I like how I can admire the yarn I just spun as I am adding it to the spindle.

+People look at you really strange, if you do it in public, but everyone wants to ask you a question after watching for awhile

+You can take your spindle anywhere, well almost

+The creativity, spin thick or thin, or thick and thin. Ply odd stuff in, (see Pluckyfluff), dye it before or after, mix your fibers.....

+It's a challenge, especially in the beginning

+And it's fun

+When you are done and decide to knit it, knitting seems to go really FAST...

+I think it rocks the soul and lowers your blood pressure (I'm positive it must)

So get some fiber and  a spindle, or like I did for years, get a book and read about

spinning.

Oh no, I just ordered another spindle, I finally had to try a Jenkins Turkish Spindle, (see Marie at KnittedGems) after all, how much money did I save by not putting a wheel on my Christmas list!!

May you spindle fly as fast as dragonflies.

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3 comments:

  1. Vicki,
    I like your thinking. What would we do without spinning. People look at us like we are weird. If they only knew what they are missing.

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  2. The only problem with spinning is that it not only leads to yarn addiction, but fiber and spindle addiction, too...and I love them all.

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  3. All fantastic reasons to spin!

    Actually, those also apply to knitting, at least for me.

    Those are some massive listening devices. I wonder if they hear anything worth listening too?

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