there has been a lot of spinning happening chez cosy during the last month. after this dyeing day, i went to work getting it all spun up. i found screws and put together my ashford traditional and my country spinner is currently with a very nice gentleman for some repairs to see if we can get it up and running. it would be great for plying if nothing else. the yarn itself (due to be at the ‘i made it’ on february 9th, then into the etsy shop) is currently in a cascade across a good portion of the yarn room, but i promise to scoop it up and take some photos soon. i’m very pleased with the improvement of my spinning skills.
i have also been teaching spinning lessons like crazy and did a couple of spinning demos for the store on a loaner louet victoria that louet sent us. the last two classes i’ve had made me feel like there may be some new spinning addicts out there. just in time for pittsburgh knit and crochet!
just a note to those in town – you may want to stop by and try this wheel while we have it. it’s only 6 lbs! a very nice little spin. i always jump at the chance to try different wheels, so i thought i’d extend the invite :)
there’s enough room at the shop (indeed, they encourage such things) and lots of new spinners created by my classes, so i thought it only right that i start a spinning group (GEESH! so much spinning). every third saturday of the month at the store. one o’clock until we all leave (they close at five). i will mostly be there… but may not once in a while. the first one was fabulous!
and the last of the spinning news, i got a bunch of wool from these sheep. pictures will follow including the names.
now i’ll spend the next week catching up on photos from this entry :)
p.s. if you won something in the blogiversary contest, it should be going out on monday!