Thursday, October 29, 2015

All Spun Up

I did this. Me.
Today I dragged Susie and my awesomely fit friend to a beginning spin class.  No, no, not the bicycle kind - that would be exhausting. This class was for learning to spin roving (fleece, wool, whatever) into yarn.

You know, because I don't have enough to do.

It was a lot of fun, actually.  Fun to learn something new, fun to talk with interesting new people (the instructor is also a potter), fun to introduce my daughter to more fiber-related activities.

And then I came home and fed everyone leftovers for dinner.  Because that's how it's going to be around here from now on, I'm guessing, what with my needing to braid rugs and spin yarn and, oh yeah, knit. Particularly if I manage to land that job in January.  Of course, there are always those cheap Harris Teeter subs...


  1. There is something very satisfying about making something, such as yarn. Or croissants. When I was a teenager I made croissants all by myself. It was very difficult, but I felt I had accomplished something. Here's to more spinning! And leftovers for dinner!

  2. My only problem is in order to have leftovers, I had to have cooked something for dinner on a previous night...
    Nice work with the yarn!

  3. The crock pot is your friend. Or, have your husband retire and HE can make dinner! (Works for me!) :)

  4. But what a cool thing to know how to do!

  5. Christine- two words- leftover takeout.

  6. Maybe assign each kid a cooking day as a character building exercise? I'm impressed you can make your own yarn. Looks fun!