Never Too Old

7 Nov

You’re never too old to try something new.  That seems to be the story of my life, so when it was raining this weekend and I couldn’t didn’t want to go outside, I decided to try my new toy–a drop spindle and some roving.

I also got a book to go with the spindle, but I decided that would take too long to read to get me started.  That means, I went to a YouTube video to figure out how to get started.

It was definitely interesting.  I’ve never done anything with roving or yarn before, so spinning my own yarn was a huge step.

drop spindle and roving

I did have expert supervision (although Snickers was sleeping on the job).

Sky (and Snickers in the box)

I did it!

It’s not very good.  It’s not at all consistent, but it’s a start.

I figure lots and lots of practice, and I should start figuring out how to do it a little better.  Then hopefully I’ll get a lot better.

It was a lot easier when Snickers was sleeping rather than helping.


5 Responses to “Never Too Old”

  1. janicead November 7, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

    Pretty sure the four footed friends will be so helpful.

  2. Margaret Birding For Pleasure November 8, 2018 at 12:52 am #

    i cannot believe you have time to start spinning but as you say, never to old to learn a new skill

  3. Eileen Wise November 8, 2018 at 5:17 am #

    Hello, it is said learning new things improves your memory. I love your pretty helpers Sky and Snickers. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  4. Claire Moxon-Waltz November 8, 2018 at 6:52 am #

    I’m so excited to see you spinning. I hope you find it to be relaxing and enjoyable, although at first, it can be a bit challenging and frustrating (at least it was for me!)

  5. Donna November 8, 2018 at 10:40 pm #

    Congratulations- you are a spinner!!!

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