Wednesday, September 05, 2007

You've Got YARN!!!!

First A Couple of VERY big Thank-yous!!!

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 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 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!!!!!!


paula said...

Well, I have to say that looks better than any yarn I have spun. I just got stitch markers from Jessi. I have way too much sock yarn to buy more, however. :)

Sydney said...

Your yarn looks way better than my first yarn.

Bibby said...

Looks like you're getting the hang of it!

elizabeth said...


Sorry, but that totally deserved all caps!!!!!!!!! Hurrah!!!

Jane said...

Oh, pretty roving and pretty yarn. Congratulations!

Cindy said...

Oh My!!!! That spinning looks great! I can't wait to watch you do this. No, I'm not going to take up spinning.

Bubblesknits said...

Trust me, that's great first yarn!!! I mean, think about's yarn! Sure nuff yarn! :-)

I had a great time, too! Thank you so much for letting me come over and play! And I felt like I talked your ear off. LOL It's nice to have a knitting buddy right down the road!

wendy g said...

You are doing great!! You will be spinning up sock yarn in no time.

tonni said...

Great job!!! Much, much better than the first and only time I tried to spin... Now you can teach me!