Archive for June 29th, 2006


I’m not sure that anything could top yesterday’s post. Who wouldn’t love that Guinea Pig? (My husband has adopted him as a mascot, but I’m sure no one needed to know that.)

I was going to title this post something like “help, please” but I realized that I do way too much of that begging for help thing. Especially if it is information that I seek (kinda embarrassing with me being a librarian and all). This time, however, the fire burns within me and I am in serious need of enabling direction.

I need a wheel.

My list of justifications include:

  1. I have a Rubbermaid bin of fiber, and the spindle isn’t burning through it so fast.
  2. I have about a pound of prepared alpaca fiber I got for an embarrassingly low price. The spindle is intimidated.
  3. Spinning is therapy (I dare any spinner to argue that)
  4. My husband actually said, “Do you want a wheel for your birthday?”

Do I need to go on? I thought not.

What I would like to know is how those spinners out there found their first wheel. Did you try out a bunch at a store? (And if said store is in CT, dude, let me know) At a festival? A guild meeting? Did a pusher friend get you started?

I have a serious itch to spin (no, Eskimo, not the kind that cream can help), and I don’t know where to start. I beg thee for direction.


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