Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I'm an amature spinner

November 2005. I was at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin, Ireland. Meandering through the booths, promising not to by any yarn, unless it was spectacular, in comparison to the haystack size stash at home. Ok, feeling good. Made it throught the main floor without so much as a 50gr ball of anything. OK!! I bought some stickers and coloured ribbon! Fine... Anyway, as I was saying, finished the main floor and went up to the second floor to check out the Feltmakers Ireland Guild booth (member of that one), said hello to the girls and moved on to the Weaver, Spinners and Dyers Guild booth. Don't remember much... but somehow I woke up laying on the floor clutching a new (used) spinning wheel! I'm sure it was shouting at me, "HEY, HEY, Yah you!! I know you want to take me home. YES, I know you don't know how to spin, but you will learn. I'm a GREAT, dare I say OBSENE price!" Fine, I called my DH and said I found him a perfect Christmas present that he could give me and that I'm sure I'll love! That's really how it went. See, Tell the lady you want it, Call DH and learn to spin later. After all, I know I want to. Oh yah, join that Guild too.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Great story! And amateur spinner...indeed. You're already teaching others. That's great progress, I'd say. And what do I see in the sidebar? Links! Well done!