Sunday, November 11, 2007

I Have a Secret...

I've been cheating on my needles. I'm taking a spinning class.
Two weeks ago, I spun on this. Louet S15 I believe. And notice, I'm in my own living room. Yes, I can take a wheel home each week to practice. I did not realize this when I signed up for the class, and when I found out, any reservations I had about spending that much on a class went out the window.
This week, I took this home, an Ashford Kiwi. It's here now. I spun a bunch last night.
And I made this...spun the first week and plied the second. It's an actual skein, not a mini skein.
Super duper close up!!!!!
I'm loving the spinning, and already may have accidentally bought some dyed merino top with the intention of spinning it then knitting it into a something for Christmas. I loved the Louet, it spun very well, but for $375, I want something that is less...ummm...plywood-ey. I also like the Kiwi, but I don't like the tensioner and it's not as smooth at lower speeds, so it's really hard to slooooow down without just stopping. We'll see what I get to bring home this coming week!


Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Yeah I hear ya on the plywoody. I lucked out with Paulie. I don't know if I'd be spinning if I hadn't gotten the deal I did on him.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Sue, aka seiding said...

Whoa! That's your first skein???? You're a savant! Keep it up, I can't wait to see more.

8:54 PM  

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