I Will Not Spin …

I will not spin on a bike.

 I will not spin on a wheel.

 I will not spin a yarn.

 I squeal, I squeal, I squeal.

I was determined NOT to get drawn into spinning.

There are many things I have been determined not to do: quit in the middle of a marathon and hop the bus to the finish, gain back the 100+ pounds I lost on a liquid diet, take in a dog, have more than 1 cat at a time, write a blog, take after my mother … (you can see where this is going, can’t you?)

You’d think I’d have learned that my determination NOT to do something is a challenge to the universe – and that the universe is bigger and it always wins.

I found Picasso’s Moon through a friend who was intrigued by the idea of spinning – on a wheel, not a bike. I’d been knitting for just a little while, and we’d been looking for a LYS where we felt comfortable.

Yes. Picasso’s Moon was it.

Cheeko heard about the store from a friend of Kim Perkins (of Batts in the Belfry and Elysian Fields). We’d just come from the courthouse where her divorce was finalized and she planned the visit as a celebration. I was adamant I was going to stick to just knitting. I didn’t think I could afford the extra expense of roving and a wheel.

I was slowly drafted into it.  I started spinning on a spindle. Cheap and portable.

my wall of art yarn

I ended up with a restored wheel, bought on layaway. Yes, laid away at my house because Debra is that kind of person. She told me she needed the room in the store.

And now? I have a wall in my living room specifically designed for showing off my spun yarn. Art yarn. I wonder what I’ll decide NOT to do next.

-Anne

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