Friday, July 20, 2007

I've made the leap........I've ordered my spinning wheel...... The Ashford Traveller. Double drive, double treadle. Sounds to me like anything double is good.....mwahhhhhh....oh my I have to see if I can spin.....I anticipate a lot of *#!?&@?!^!* while practicing that's until classes start up in October. (Next week eta of wheel)

I've done enough reviewing, reading, scouring libraries, talking to other spinner/knitters that I'm all spun out. Now that I've ordered it all what I've read and learned is probably going to fly out the window. I guess there's nothing better than just doing. Actual spinning whether it's crap or not, it's still practicing......Which brings me to add Urban Dictionaries definition of practice.......

The act of turning admired potential into envied ability. Contrary to popular belief, practice does not make "perfect", it conversely makes "permenant".

"I'd better practice my skating if I want to make enemies on the ice."
by James Bell, Vancouver, BC

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on ordering a wheel! Yep, the best way to learn is to practice, practice, practice!

Mae said...

I am very jealous on your venture into the world of spinning!
One day I will join you spinning lot... one day!!!

Joanne said...

I started spinning 14 months ago and LOVE it. After I took my class I spun daily for about the first 6 weeks. Practice on different kinds of fleece and check out for lots of great spinning tips.

Leslie Clarkson said...

Love the bear you made! I would love to know more about that little character. Was he sewn or knitted or ????

You have a great blog I really enjoyed reading it.