I Want Handspun
Sing the title to the tune of I Want Candy by 80's sensation Bow Wow Wow.
Funky Carolina Poison Blue-Faced Leistecer
Zen String African Superwash in Parfait
Funky Carolina Handspun in Cole
The Gabby Knitter Handspun in Strawberry-Peach Tea
So I have been collecting some handspun and to-be-hand-spun roving over the past month. I am so curious. I never thought - no, I told myself "stay away from the spinning wheel..." but here I am looking wistfully at hand spun and wanting to make some. I am seeing whimsical hats and mittens, scarves and socks, oh my. I signed up for a drop spindle class at The Sow's Ear - I have my spindle ready - I have a teeny roving pile prepped...look out, here I come!
And since I love a rationalization...um, who can I blame for this spiral into spinning? Well, for starters, Carrie from Funky Carolina for being so amazing. Then there is Tina who made this recently (scroll down). And Christine, my wonderful non-blogging knitting pen-pal who provided me the spindle and some roving. Then there is Dianne at work who keeps mentioning how we need to go try spinning wheels somewhere (by the way, Dianne, I heard of a place today). And Elemmaciltur who has started spin and won't stop talking about it - oh wait - I mean he has stopped talking to spin per the last Knitter's Uncensored podcast - he is now banned from spinning during recording so he can speak:) And Hello Yarn - wow. Oh who else? I'm sure you know who you are. *giggle*
Now, if I ever actually spin something, you will be the first to know.