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16 October 2007

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Alda

I have no views on the spinning question, Cassie, I'm just here to wish you a happy Three-Year Blogiversary. And many happy returns!! :)

Qutecowgirl

I have wanted to try spinning for a while now and well i learned today at Rhinebeck, bought a handspinner (not a drop one, it is based on a Inca hand spinner) roving and I am now hooked. My Hubby is looking up spinning wheels - maybe christmas? I am so going to need more room for stash = )

marjorie

I'd love to learn to spin, but for all of my adult life I've sewn and knit clothes, and my stash for both yarn and fabric fills an entire room (ok, a small room). And so for decades, I've imposed a "no new hobbies" rule my free time. I'm awed by the hand-spun yarn I see, but until I work my stash down to manageable proportions, I'll have to rely on those at fairs like Rhinebeck to do my spinning for me.

denny mcmillan

when I teach people how to knit, I brag.... I can teach anyone how to knit. anyone. bring em on. My all time recored is 200 people in a 3 day weekend.(and it wasn't even a fiber event. I was hired for some kind of Danish event in Toronto a few years back.)

What I can't do is make people like knitting, or love knitting. If only I could meet Abby's dude who lives in the desert. Maybe he has a magic tea to make everyone fall in love with handwork.Loving Hands tea it is called. I'm brewing up this afternoon, after I skirt a few bags of alpaca.The fleeces came with the names of the animals on them. Don't you love that.

jenfromri

You're preaching to the choir here. I held out for almost two years of knitting before buying a spindle. My spinning wheel should be arriving any day now. And I can't stop!

Sara

Abby made me come by to read your post :).

Perhaps not everyone should spin. Some are resistant, for some there is no poetry in it. Spinning is the most integrating, gratifying and wondrous of things that I do, and my life would be the less without it.

Spinning, in part, has made me who I am today. I cannot imagine life without it.

But I say those things about my children too, and I don't think everyone should have children.

Johanna

OY! You sound like an overzealous iconographer! Careful there...

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