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Hubby spins a yarn

March 17, 2015

IMG_0297If your husband or male friend said, “I want to take a spinning class,” you’d assume he wanted to take one of those trendy new group stationary bicycle classes, no doubt led by a leggy blond in Spandex. Well, when my husband said he wanted to take a spinning lesson at our friend A’s house, I knew he had something different in mind—old fashioned spinning of yarn on a spinning wheel.

You may know that Husband goes through hobbies the way some people go through diets—he tries one for a while and then sets it aside for the next one. This is why we have equipment and books around our house for everything from bonsai to scuba diving to bird watching. Yes, we will notify you if we ever have a yard sale.

Anyhow, back to the spinning class. Last Friday we went to A’s house for Husband’s spinning class. For the record, she was wearing a lovely sweater that she’d made from scratch—she’d readied the wool, dyed the wool, spun the yarn and knitted the sweater.

This guy is, she said, a natural at spinning. Wool is in his part-Irish blood. And as he confidently pumped the pedals of her spinning wheel and spun orangish yarn, he explained the project he has in mind. He’d like to make a sports jacket. “A sweater?” she asked. No, a sports jacket. Okayyyyy.

When I passed Husband’s computer, I noticed two computer screens lit up with spinning supplies. I am envisioning lots of packages arriving at our door. Books about spinning. Spinning wheels. Carding thingies. Fleecy stuff. Spindles. My head is already spinning. So is the bank account.

I’m hoping the spring-like weather will put this hobby on hold until next winter… before it spins out of control.

Son says be glad the aforementioned spinner is not into break dancing head spinning.



5 Comments leave one →
  1. harphappenings permalink
    March 18, 2015 12:40 am

    I think that would be so neat to try!! Looks so relaxing. Keep us posted!

  2. March 18, 2015 1:52 am

    Fun story!

  3. Marian permalink
    March 18, 2015 3:20 am

    Love the story! Maybe if Hubby forgets the sleeves, he can use it as a vest ~ please just not orange!

  4. Priscilla permalink
    March 23, 2015 2:10 am

    I know nothing about starting a project a month (says the woman who just took up carving spoons) … 😉 … GO JEFF!

  5. Joyce permalink
    March 23, 2015 10:50 am

    Never dull. Hmmm. This has a lot of possibilities.

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