Awhile back I found "The Funny Farm" Blog and met Beth who has the very same Kiwi spinning wheel that I have! Beth graciously offered to send me some roving that she felt would be best to learn how to spin with.....and MAN....was she RIGHT!!! I had some other roving that came with my wheel that I had not been able to spin, very, very silky roving....which I am sure will be wonderful.....one of these days when I am experienced.....but to start out on???? NO WAY!!!! AND.....the color roving is in beautiful fall colors....only my most FAVORITE of colors!!!! Isn't it pretty?????
My NEXT Big Thank you goes out to Jessi for offering to come to my house and show me how to spin!!!! (Elizabeth at Trailing Yarn also offered to teach me but I had not been able to come up with a free Saturday).
Today was the first day of Mother's Day out for Jessi's daughter and I can only imagine how difficult it was to leave such a little one, then have to keep a date to teach me to spin!!
We spent several hours talking a mile-a-minute....barely taking a breath (O.K. so maybe I talked her ear's off)!! LOL!!!
We had SUCH a great time......like two old friends that have been getting together for years....(even though I AM old enough to be her mother LOL!!)!!! We have so much in common and I am so tickled to have such a wonderful new friend!!! Plans are in the works to get together again soon!!!
What a great teacher Jessi is.......she had me spinning in MINUTES...... what I felt like was pretty darn good, THIN yarn........pretty proud of myself.........and then she left...........and I smugly thought I would spin a bobbin full to show my husband..........and I think I need a refresher because my lovely thin yarn (shown on the right side of the bobbin) somehow ended up being large globs of yarn!! (Oh Darn....guess we'll just have to get together again!) LOL!!!
Both Beth and Jessi have an Etsy shop!
Beth's shop is here
Jessi's shop is here
I bought a skein of Beth's yarn (portion of proceeds benefits research for Ovarian Cancer) and will post when it arrives, I also bought a skein of Jessi's yarn which is pictured below......LOVE it!!!! I also got stitch markers which I wasn't able to get a decent pic of them so I'll try again later!!
Thank you to BOTH you ladies!!!!!!
I could not have done it without you BOTH!!!!!!