Do you ever wonder . . how much more stuff can she bring into that little house or how much time can she waste on things that just don’t matter? That’s ok . . I wonder the same thing daily and Vince probably wonders hourly!
One of the Eat, Sleep, Knit badges disclosed this quarter is “Spin Sister” and in order get 10 measly points, which I’m not even sure what I’m working towards . . we have to spin fiber into yarn.
I ordered this drop spinning shuttle. I have no idea how it works. There are lots of videos and instructions online. I figured I had two choices: (1) tell Vince I needed a $3,000 or $4,000 (or maybe more . . I don’t know) spinning wheel, which would mean we needed to add a room onto the house. The current sewing room would never work because you know trying to spin yarn with a cat’s help would be impossible. Second choice would be to buy a less than $20 drop spindle so, being the smart girl that I am, I chose the $20 spinning shuttle. Vince thinks I’m nuts because I am even trying this and he doesn’t have a clue that I probably just saved us $40,000 or more . . by the time you add a room to the house, which would need a bathroom and an air conditioner! I wish he would learn to think like I think! 🙂 Or, maybe for the sake of our financial security, I should be thankful that he doesn’t think like I think.
Of course, if you’re going to spin, you need fiber to spin. Eat, Sleep, Knit only carries Malabrigo Nube so I ordered
one two skeins of that.
But, who wants to waste the good stuff til you figure out how to do it? I ordered the spindle from Paradise Fibers and their customer service is really nice . . the lady helping me suggested a bag of discounted fiber for practicing so this will be my practice fiber and if it turns out, I can always play with dying and dye it.
The more I think about all this . . the more I think instead of adding a new room, I should just get rid of the kitchen and turn that into a craft room because I’ll never have time to cook once I take up spinning!