I spun yarn!

Last night I put on my big girl britches, went out, was sociable, and learnt something.
I spun yarn (sung to the tune of I Got Burned by the Bamboos if anyone’s curious.)

I met twitter friend and blogger Molly, who was teaching a spinning class at the Artifactory. I hadn’t even heard of the Artifactory before, but it’s an awesome space where creative people can hang out and make things.
While we were learning to spin, there was a band practicing, and there were people working on projects.

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Molly showed us the most amazing yarn that she had spun herself! I was absolute in awe and even more determined to be able to do this.

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Being the uncoordinated lady I am (so many unexplained bruises) it was an awkward beginning. But eventually it began to make sense. Words like ‘travelling twist’ started to look like something and not just random words.

And I was spinning!
I don’t think my yarn is going to win any awards, but it’s my yarn!

Stay tuned for more spinning adventures of Bek.

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11 thoughts on “I spun yarn!

  1. Yay funsies! WERK IT GURRRL. I hoping to learn to spin after I move; my crazy Jesus-freak cousin already knows how, but…well. We are very different people.

      1. I was an anthropology major in uni. My mother is a creationist. It is…easier to avoid those convos, bc people be cray-cray. Like, science doesn’t matter if you pray hard enough! Or whatever!

        Anywho- if drafting isn’t drawing, I don’t know what that is. Meh??

      2. Haha yeh people be crazy.

        Drafting is a yarn thing I learnt last night. My first though should have been about drafting as drawing (as that’s a bit work related) but I thought about the AFL draft instead. My mind works in weird ways.

        (See this time I used returns in the right places to separate my two trains of thought appropriately- which is didn’t in the first comment.)

  2. Yay, Congrats on entering down the rabbit hole of spinning. But seriously way to go for trying a few new things at once. Your spinning may not seem as good as the ones produced by your friend, yet, but I would still hold on to them, they are great ways to mark your progress.

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