I took my very first spinning class the other day. When I told Bob I had a spinning class on Monday night, he thought that I was going to go to the gym to ride an exercise bike. I don't think he realized that I was actually headed to the yarn store until he saw that I wasn't planning to change out of the jeans I was wearing. I'm not sure how I feel about spinning yet. I've never been particularly drawn to it in the past, because I tend to be a bit impatient and I like my yarn pre-spun. Back in March, I won a contest on MeBeth Rambles and she sent me a drop spindle and some really pretty roving, so I thought I'd give spinning a try and I signed up for Wendy's spindling class at Yarnivore.
It turns out that spinning is kind of fun, and like most crafty endeavors, I want to be good at it right away. I have a feeling that once I get better at it, spinning will be a lot of fun. At the moment, the "yarn" I'm working on ranges in thickness from lace weight, to super bulky, so it doesn't look like I'm going to be good any time soon, but I'm told that this slubby yarn is normal for beginners. The class I'm taking is a two part affair and I have the second class next Monday. We're supposed to practice our spinning every day this week, and so far, I haven't managed to practice since Monday night after class. We're doing our final concert of the season this weekend, so I've been busy rehearsing. We're playing Beethoven 9 which is awesome and one of my all time favorite pieces. If you're local, this is not a concert to be missed. The SA Symphony is offering two for one ticket deals this weekend, so it will be glorious and affordable. Trust me, you won't be sorry. I better go practice my spinning for a little while so that I have some yarn to work with for the next class.