Learn to spin and save!!!

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 budge
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Spin-Off Summer 2009
Spin-Off Magazine

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!

Subscribe Now”

All I need is:

Spinning wheel..
Drum carder..
Picker..(used)
Sheep…
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)
Crochet hooks
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.” 😀


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6 Responses to Learn to spin and save!!!

  1. Christy O says:

    I just moved to Georgia recently and want to learn to spin. I hope I can find a class. I got my first Jacob sheep today. She is a beauty!

  2. Saint Tim says you should be voted fiber person of the year. Hilarious! BTW, Cathy bought my used Ashford table loom so I could fund the purchase of the Baby Mac 😀

  3. peahen says:

    I needed a smile, so thank you! It’s a good point about being able to make do with a CD and a pencil (i’ve heard you can push a pencil through an apple, but haven’t tried it yet) but the hobby just takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it?!

  4. Cathy says:

    I stumbled upon your blog, read this post, and guffawed! Really, I guffawed.
    I also quickly forwarded it to a friend of mine who raises sheep and she saves money, too, because of it. (har!)

  5. What a deal!!! That is so funny.

  6. mudranch says:

    So true! So true! LOL Thanks for the laugh! 😀

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