Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"Time Keeps on Spinning, Spinning, Spinning..."

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

It's true. My son moved out this weekend and started High School today. I have spent the last four years as a homeschooling mom and many years before that as a mom to many kids and general supporter of all things emotional and educational. Today there are only 3 out of six of my children living here. The house seems quiet and a little empty. Very weird.

So, because I couldn't deal with being in the house on Saturday as Conner was moving out, I went shopping instead. This is what I got:

Yup. It is mine. All mine.

I spent the afternoon spinning, well- sometimes merely attempting to, at Spinnity's, and lovely Sheetal was kind enough to take these pics.

But really I made a bit of a mess of it. It was doing fine at the shop and I seemed to get the hang of it, but didn't do nearly as well once I changed fiber and was on my own. I know it will take time for me to get to know my wheel (hmmmm, might have to name it...) but I am very glad that I decided to buy the wheel now so that I have the time to do so before we move. Should I show you the mess I made? I guess I have nothing to hide.



And my knitting? The Firestarter socks are incredibly addictive and I am now on the leg!

11 comments:

Kathy in San Jose said...

Your first yarn looks a lot better than my first yarn did!

PurlsBeyondPrice said...

Congrats on your new wheel! Don't worry, you two just need some alone time to get to know each other. I think everyone's first solo attempt comes out rather like that. You discard it and keep trying until it clicks.

Sending lots of love and hopes that the transition with Conner works well. He's a great kid and will adjust well. Glad this is all happening now while you're still close by.

Bogie said...

Ooooo, nice wheel! I wish I could have been there this past weekend. Your first singles are fine--as I'm sure you've been told, after you get the hang of it you'll be hard pressed trying to spin thick/thin singles. I didn't throw away my first yarn, it's a mini-hank in my craft room.

Best wishes to your family with the changes ahead.

theknitist said...

Alls I have to say about the wheel is: "Muahahahahahaha!"

Oh and, "Hee Hee!"

Kristi said...

WHHEEEEEEEE!!!! Wheeeeeeellllllll!!!

Woot woot! Have fun!

hannahbeekuhns said...

day 3 of school for conner - it went well. :) he did super on his chemistry test.

i can't believe you bought a wheel! DAMN YOU! you have now moved over to the DARK side.. hahahahaha! congrats my cousin!

Denise said...

Congratulations on your new wheel!

Your spinning looks *much* better than my first attempts at spinning.

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

It gets much better as you go along (although they're right, you'll never be able to spin that lovely thick/thin yarn again, once you're further on). My wheel has languished for so long - I suspect Ravelry has something to do with it. And you've reminded me to get going on those Firestarter socks...

Juls said...

girl, you really know how to shop. And yes, you should definitely name the wheel!

danielleino (I know) said...

Congrats on your wheel, I'm sure by now you have gotten better at it. :) I'm still having problems getting my knitting down.

Good luck with it all!
Love ya!

JillyB said...

Holy Crap! I am behind on the blog reading, I'm not sure what I've been doing....