You KNEW This Was Going To Happen
.... and it can't be good for my newly acquired stashing issues.
I can hear you out there - You can all just stop laughing and saying "I told you so."
Yep - it's a spinning wheel... and yes, it's now sitting in my family room.
No - we did not buy one, yet.
See, I have this daughter who everyone just seems to fall in love with - and our new friend, Deb, at the new roving/yarn store in town is particularly taken with her. She already gave her free spindle lessons, and a freebie spindle, and always seems to send us home with at least a little free fluff every time we go in.
She has been trying to get Kaity to try a spinning wheel from the first time we met her. Last week, with a little help from mom (she's who got Mom going on the weaving.... what an enabler!!!) - Deb decides that Kaity needs a wheel - so badly that she's just gonna send us home with one of her very own personal wheels!
So yesterday I took Kaity into the shop, where Deb spent about an hour-and-a-half getting her all acquainted with her new Ashford loaner, and gave her a big bag of practice fluff - all for free. This woman is a gem!
So, Kaity's one happy camper - knee deep in fluff, and already spinning up some very nice stuff! (go check out her blog to see her first efforts). Of course, I bought 8 oz of merino/silk for her to spin up for me.... and I was feeling up some real purty cashmere roving while Kaity was taking her lesson.
Believe what EVERYONE says.... that spinning, it'll suck you right in. Don't even touch a spindle, much less a wheel, unless you're willing to fall under it's spell. Kaity tried to get me to sit down and try it last night.... but so far, I have resisted.... She even had Lily giving it a try.
I and SO doomed. Ya'll wanna take bets on how long I can hold out?