Dusty, but not Rusty

Oh hey, remember when I used to spin? No, no, not on a stationary bike, but with my lovely wheel. Ah those were good times. I even spun a bunch while Tuesday was a newborn. You know, while she nursed for three hours at a time (the new baby won’t do that right? it will sleep right? because you can only have one newborn that doesn’t take naps, right? RIGHT?). Well I took a long break from the hobby. I would like to blame Tuesday, and say she got into the wheel, but that’s not really true. I’m not sure why I didn’t do it. Partly I was overwhelmed by the amount of fiber I got into the house in the last few years. I was in a couple fiber clubs and just kept collecting fiber. Then it was stored away behind the stuff we wanted to sell for the garage sale. It wasn’t until we finally had our sale (a few weekends ago), that the stash was revealed once more. Instead of getting overwhelmed I got excited and pulled some fiber out to see how getting back into it would go.

(the first thing back on the wheel, not too bad!)

(some thick and thin for my mom’s birthday last week)
My blog friend Stacey used to spin a lot too and she posted a few months ago about either getting back into it or selling the wheel. I was having the same feelings as her, it wasn’t right to have so much beautiful stuff, and not using any of it! I’m glad I decided to get it back out. I don’t know how long this phase will last, but it certainly is nice to have a real mellow craft to do. I can’t seem to sit all the way still, but this is probably as close as I’ll get. And Bj says the sound of the wheel is very relaxing, I’d have to agree! Do you have any crafts that are gathering dust? I have to admit this isn’t my only one…

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  1. Sadly all of my crafts are collecting dust 🙁 Once I graduate (Only 5.5 more months!! 🙂 I’ll have time to craft again. The ones I want to get back into the most are quilting and scrapbooking. And I want to try my hand at sewing. I’m actually going to attempt to sew something this week or next week. I think it’s a pattern you pinned over a year ago and I fell in love with, then got pregnant and had a girl so I HAVE to make it 🙂

  2. knitting is gathering dust for me… but that’s always been a fall and winter type craft for me anyway. LOVE that top yarn – great color combination.

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