Sunday, March 13, 2011
Ode to Joy
I finally got my spinning wheel. It was my planned big purchase for when I got a "real job". I've had the job for awhile now, but it took me that long to find a store/instruction locally. Sure, I could have randomly chosen a wheel on the internet and ordered one, but which one? And what if I get the thing and can't figure it out.
Upstairs Studio to the rescue! It's a great place in La Porte, TX, not too far away from Houston. They specialize in yarn, spinning, and weaving; and have classes to learn any fiber related arts. I had a great instructor named Lizzie who got me started on the wheel and helped my explore my preferences. By the end of our three hours session I had spun and plied a wee skein of yarn and decided on a wheel.
I picked up the wheel yesterday and have already been making some great strides in yarnery. I can't wait to see what kind of trouble me and my new friend Joy whip up!