This tempting offer appeared in my inbox today. Wow! I can spin my own yarn and save!!
“March 19, 2009 KnittingDaily.com
Designer handspun yarn on a shoestring budget
Spin-Off Summer 2009
Learn to Spin and Save!
It seems as though everyone is talking about the economy lately. It’s true, many of our readers are struggling to make ends meet, truly passionate knitters will never forego their favorite pastime but the beautiful, handspun designer years you love can be a bit expensive.
We have a solution for you! Subscribe to Spin-Off and learn to spin your own at a fraction of the price! Just imagine; you can create a custom yarn for every project, discover a new form of stress relief and save money all at the same time!
All I need is:
Land to keep the sheep on…
Fence to keep the sheep on the land…
Barn to shelter the sheep…
House to shelter the people.. (with a separate room to house all the fiber equipment)
Outbuilding to store and sort wool
Since I don’t handknit I had to have a way to use all this yarn that I saved so much by making myself…
48″ Macomber Loom .. (used)
24″ Macomber Loom so I don’t tie up the bigger loom with small projects like scarves …(used)
60″ Leclerc Gobelin Tapestry loom to use up the less desirable britch wool (used)
Bulky flatbed knitting machine with ribber (used)
Circular Sock Knitting machine (used)
Books- lots of books
And, of course, a subscription to Spin-off – a bargain at $24.
To be fair, I gathered the above tools over a 20 year period with a lot of buying/selling/trading and I could have just made a drop spindle from an old cd (except that 20 years ago I thought a cd was something you bought at the bank) and spun some yarn.
I learned to spin when we moved to Georgia – a free spinning class was advertised in the newspaper. I’d never even seen anyone spin, but what the heck! it was free! And now I am “spinning my own yarn at a fraction of the price.” 😀