Wednesday, May 12, 2010
In with the new
As noted yesterday, I am trying to become a spinner.
But the spinning wheel is still new, and still looks decorative. I like the way it looks with all the wood in the living room. It somehow makes the room look cozier, something nice on this cloudy, cool day. I haven't spun on it today. I'm not sure I want to curse that much today! Yesterday, during my lessons, I just wanted to let loose a big blue streak of frustration, but took pity on my teachers, bit my tongue many times and tried to behave. This is really something I want to learn, but I'm finding out, as I get older, that if I can't learn something immediately, I get very frustrated. I need to read, watch videos, read some more, and then, all by myself, try it again. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
A good friend is getting married this weekend, and I've been pondering what to get him and his bride, looking through their registries, and haven't been able to feel excited about anything they have chosen. I do, however, have a lovely collection of finger-manipulated lace hand towels that need hemming. This morning, I pulled them out, selected four and started hemming them for Joseph and Kathryn. I hope they like them, but I know I feel better about giving them something from my hands, rather than a Salter pound-to-grams scale or a set of Crate & Barrel wine glasses. Weftie joined me by the window as the sun rose and those pesky birds played in the yard. I listened to J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations while I hemmed, trying to choose the next one to learn, after I finally get through the last page of Variation 13. It's going to be a good day! Happy weaving!