Cassie has been able to use her powers of
obsession persuasion to talk many of us into trying spinning. It is through her encouragement that many a new spinner has been brought to the spindle and/or wheel. There are also several others working with her in this crusade of changing the world through spinning. Let's pray it works.
I have been practicing a little every day. Achieving the right amount of spin, not too much so that the 'tornado effect' (as Laurie so aptly named it) happens, and not too little so that nothing happens, as been the challenge. I have had several minutes of success in drafting and keeping the spindle moving on a couple of occasions. Somedays are better than others. I want a wheel but it isn't going to happen soon. The other day Smith was in the room while I practiced. He watched me for all of 5 seconds and said, "I see what the problem is. You need something to keep that spindle moving. You need a wheel." (I think I'll keep him.)
The reason for my wheeless life is the 'not so new' car. Neena kindly brought it up from Cedar City on Saturday. Smith found it the day after 'the car previously known as mine' died and it proved to be the best available at a good price. Thank you to to Camille and her sons, who so kindly offered their extra cars while I was without wheels of my own. Smith and I were able to share his car for a few days. The casualties of taking him to work, and picking him up, were my morning workouts and time to knit. The bonus was extra time to chat with him.
When he was looking at cars he knew not to look at anything green or any other bright colors. A friend once said that cars, as well as appliances, should either be black or white. I'm inclined to agree but, when buying used you can't always choose. The 'not so new' car is a boring gray. When Neena handed me the bottle of touch up paint from the dealer it read 'Antique Sage'! That was almost a deal breaker. Everyone assures me it is gray...not green at all.
Because of the car (two car payments, now) I will sadly need to give up Tyson, my trainer. I'm going to have to work extra hard to work myself extra hard. At the gym there are signs all over the place advertising podfitness.com. I didn't add a link because there is nothing there! I was hoping this would be a good substitute...baah. Guess I can wait a bit longer before I buy an iPod.
And just so you know, I'm continuing my sock obsession. Here is River Rapids Sock from the Sock Bug (in Pure and Fancy Wool) and the start of the second Birch Leaf.
Ya, I got nothin' today. Have a great weekend!!