Monday, January 16, 2006

A New Blog

The first post is always the hardest to write. I wanted to start this blog to share my interest in knitting, spinning, and books with anyone who is interested in sharing. Last summer I started a blog to record our homeschooling and began filling it up with knitting. So I figured I would put my "yarn art" where it a blog of its own. I began knitting nearly 9 months ago and quickly became completely engrossed in all things related to yarn. I had been interested in knitting for a while and then last spring took a tumble down the stairs and ended up with my ankle in a cast and hopping around on crutches. I figured with all this time on the sofa, it was the perfect time to learn to knit. I had my husband wheel me through Joann's and bought some Lion Brand Homespun (no one bothered to tell me what a horrible yarn this was to work with.) and some bamboo needles. I logged onto Knitting Help and taught myself to knit. I now have stashes of yarn through out the house and more projects going than I care to count and I am loving it!
This Christmas, my wonderful husband gave me a brand new Ashford Traditional Spinning wheel and now I can delve into the world of spinning my own yarn. Spinning hasn't been as easy to catch onto as knitting had been, but it seems to be clicking. I have my first little "skein" waiting to be dyed and it actually looks like yarn! Now just to figure out what to do with it!


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