What Makes Me Happy!

When I first took up knitting, it was in my pre-internet era, so there were only magazines and help from my mother, who actually taught me to knit. I only made very easy things, since I didn’t have the resources to knit elaborated patterns.

Then the internet came into my life – that is, I got my own laptop, and I found that I could find more help and patterns and resources online. Happiness and bliss, there was a knitting life out there!

I started stalking personal blogs and specialized sites about knitting, and followed links around and about. I discovered new patterns, new techniques, and very helpful sites this way. I also found fiber related sites about fulling, diy tools, dyeing and spinning, and whatnot.

And so, I got the itches! I wanted to dye and I wanted to spin and I wanted to full… I wanted to try anything and everything fiber related. And thus we get to the present time: hereby I introduce you to my futute spinning wheel:

spinning wheel

This beauty is a Louët S15, made back in September 1982. It will come home (or more accurate, it will get to Jan’s place) in about ten days, together with Louët hand carders, an upright skein winder, and a spinning hook. We won this wheel off ebay this morning, around 4:45 am. But no, I didn’t stay up that late to bid on it, there is this little nice trick that … well you know ;) The fun thing is I had a dream where my non-existant wristwatch’s alarm went off and I was so excited about this exactly auction being finished then that I had to check. And then it’s when I woke up and went check that we actually won the auction.

I will have to wait until Easter break (for me, the week between the 8th and the 15th of April) when I will be going to visit over to Belgium and then I’ll be able to check this wheel out and get the groove spinning my first yarn! That will be fun :)

*Very Happy Sade*

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5 Responses to What Makes Me Happy!

  1. Congratulations! How fun. It’s an addictive hobby is it not? First you learn how to knit. Then maybe purl, next thing you know you’re knitting scarves, then sweaters and socks and all of a sudden you feel the urge to dye your own yarn, or spin. What next?

  2. Jan says:

    Starting our very own yarn shop? :P

  3. Valerie says:

    Congratulations! You will have so much fun, once you get past the bad results! :)

  4. Lia says:

    Congratulations!!!! oh! you’re goingo to have so much fun!!!!

  5. Theresa says:

    Congratulations again! That one is _exactly_ like the one I have! You’re inspiring me again…

    :o)

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