What should a fiber obsessed girl do when the weather turns too warm for knitting? Spin. Not the gym class kind of spinning, but spin fibers into yarn.
Why should one learn to spin?
- It feels magical.
- It is oddly soothing.
- It does not require wrapping yarn around your fingers or resting a warm knitted or crocheted thing on your lap.
- You can get creative with it.
- Spinning will give you a better understanding of the characteristics of yarn.
So, I know I haven’t posted in a while, and I really need to start forcing myself to do so. I also haven’t been knitting for nearly the last two months.
The idea shocks me too. Knitting has been such an integral part of my life for so long that I never thought there would come a time I just did not knit. I remember meeting people who “knew how to knit but didn’t do it very much anymore”, and I would be astounded. I mean, if you know how to do it, why wouldn’t you do it all the time? Doesn’t it just blow your mind that you can create something with a few pointed sticks and a length of yarn? It’s like magic! And don’t we all want to feel like wizards?? (more…)