The right sleeve is done and I cut the cord. Hopefully there is no turning back now. I’m ready for a new project but need to redo the left sleeve to call this one done. I’m giving myself one more week because I will be taking a wheel spinning class the last two Tuesdays this month and won’t have time to futz around with it then.
Do you have your own spinning wheel, or are you taking the class first? I am v. curious about all things spinning-wheel related. There doesn’t seem to be anywhere near me to rent a wheel or take a class.
Oh, I first noticed your blog last summer when you started spinning. Have you kept it up?
When I first started knitting I made a vow to myself that I wouldn’t start spinning. It’s hard enough to find time to knit with commercial yarn and I don’t really have space for a wheel.
My vow only lasted until a friend who lives on a farm in the Methow Valley found out that I was knitting and offered me a whole feece. I gladly accepted the free wool and started practicing with a spindle, although I haven’t picked it up in months. The fleece is washed but I just haven’t had time to spin it.
This past Christmas I received the following sweater kit.
It would take forever to spin all this wool on a spindle so, I decided to take a class at The Weaving Works. They allow students to rent a wheel and take it home between classes. So, for one week I’m going to attempt to spin my heart out and get all this wool spun.
It will be interesting to see if I like the wheel so much that I end up getting one. Really, I just can’t justify spending that much money on something that might just spend most of it’s time in a corner. Maybe the the shop will rent me a wheel whenever I need it. I’ll ask during the class.
I’ll let you know how it goes. Sorry to hear that there isn’t a place in your area to take a class.
This is going to be such a pretty sweater! I really like the color and the design.
Yep, I have kept at it. Have just finished spinning the yarn for a pair of thrummed mittens but have yet to ply it.
I know what you mean about a wheel possibly just gathering dust. I don’t even have a corner to put one in! Student apartment now, Halifax this summer, Korea in the fall… the spindle is much more portable, if slower!