Scheming and Planning

November 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm 2 comments

I fell in love this weekend. I had so much fun going to the smoky mountain spinnery. My only regret is I didn’t have enough time to be there all day long. I got to try the ashford traveler I’ve been eying and the majacraft rose. The rose was beautiful, and treadled so smoothly that even I could appreciate it, but it was WAY outside of even my theoretical price range. The little ashford is perfect though. I’m totally convinced that that’s the wheel I’m saving for.

Chuck was my hero in that store. For some reason I’m rediculously shy in private little establishments like yarn stores. So I stood there looking at the ashford trying to figure out how to start spinning on it without attracting any attention whatsoever. Which considering that there was nowhere to sit was pretty impossible. What a sight I would have made trying to peddle the wheel while squatting! So as I stood there stupidly petting the pretty piece of wood work, Chuck took charge and asked the owner for a stool I could use. 20 seconds later I was spinning! Like really spinning! On a wheel! The owner commented that I was going pretty fast and putting a lot of twist in it. Which I guess makes sense, since I’m always attempting to spin hard wearing sock yarn, so I’m always putting tons of twist in my spindled yarn. But I appreciated her comment. That’s how I learn, not with lessons, but with people commenting on things, letting me know there are different ways to do things to gain a different effect. So I reallized I didn’t have to pedal like a mad woman to make a light and lofty worsted weight yarn for a cuddly winter sweater. But still, over twisting or not, I was spinning.

I totally romanticize what having some new toy will do for my life. All I can think about with this little beauty is how much I want to settle down on cold nights while Chuck reads me a book, or how in the spring I’ll have dinner all ready and spend the last hour of my day spinning on the porch waiting for Chuck to come home. Such peaceful and homey little visions!

So now the scheming and planning for how I’m going to save my money begins.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joani  |  November 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Sounds like instead of a “cash for Kayak” program we need a “saving for Spinner” program. What do you think?!

    Reply
  • 2. momma  |  December 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    i hope Christmas brought you your wheel…my husband gifted me with a fantasia == and I too am in love!

    Reply

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