Today marks a year since I first learned to spin! I still remember that day very well. I was freezing on my ten minute walk to Webs that morning with very little idea of what spinning was or how to use that funny little rod with a disc on one end. It was a long and oftentimes frustrating day spent learning how to use my drop spindle, but luckily I had a very patient and wonderful instructor. By the end of that day I walked back home with my very first skein of handspun:
I was not even moderately happy with what I had made, but I was still hooked. I started buying as much fiber as I could find and began to spin more than I knitted. Even today, I'm still just as excited by spinning as ever.
Looking back at my finished projects over the course of the year, I am so glad that I took the time to push myself to learn and improve this skill, because it has become so fun and rewarding in the long run. Now I cannot imagine my life without spinning!
Here are some of my successes this year in roughly chronological order:
I cannot wait to see what lovely handspun this upcoming year will bring!