Several years ago, my friend Kate decided to take up spinning. I remember watching her and thinking to myself that it seemed far too complicated and I had no desire whatsoever to learn. Dyeing? Sure. Spinning? No.
You will not be surprised to learn that I seem to have changed my mind. Once again, I have podcasts to blame for this, because so many podcasters seem to spin. They're always talking about all kinds of different fibers and spindles, and I'm listening half-lost and wanting so badly to understand, and also sort of warming up to the idea of spinning because its also something old-timey, and I will totally be able to survive the apocalypse if I learn (and if sheep are available). Also, I feel like being able to spin, dye, and knit up a project would be like some kind of knitting hat trick (GOAL!).
My friend Sam seems to also have caught the spinning bug, because as I mentioned in the previous post, she went to a class to learn the secret codes. I am totally jealous (extra free time is an issue for me at the moment because of other activities). We keep sending each other links to fiber and random spindles and wishing spinning wheels weren't so freaking expensive (wistful sigh!)
I'm still trying to figure out what I even need to start. A spindle, of course. Fiber (but what kind?)...beyond that I have no idea (spinners--any tips??)