23 October 2008

in my retirement years...


i will learn to REALLY spin yarn, and maybe i will also learn how to make lampwork glass beads. this bunch of yarn overhead...i made it at rhinebeck last weekend at a drop spindle spinning class. i made the little bunch in front while i was there and then spent HOURS spinning (incorrectly, i might add) that bigger heap in the back on saturday and sunday nights. there's something called "drafting" that i just couldn't get the hang of. don't get me wrong, i WILL knit something out of it...it's just a bit fatter than i was hoping for...
anyway, my point is this...there are only so many hours in the day...i can't be good at everything i want to be good at right now...spinning is fun and mesmerizing but right now i need to be a good family member, a good teacher, a good jewelry artist and a good knitter...maybe later i can be a good spinner and a good glass artist and a good farmer...

2 comments:

lizzie lou said...

seriously, this retirement farming? i'm totally with you on that! also, that yarn is gorgeous.

Barbara said...

Beautiful colors in this yarn. Did you dye it yourself? There is a whole group of spinners up here who meet once a week. I never could get the hang of it, but if you ever come up to Maine on a Wednesday, we'll go to spinning!