Monday, December 29, 2008

Traditional Turns Twenty

A week ago this past Sunday, Sheryl came over for a quick spinning lesson on my Ashford Traditional. She then went home with the said Traditional and has been playing with it when she can. It was fun to see the spark of having "got" it while she was practicing. It took me back to my own first lesson on the Traditional 20 years ago this past Friday. What a difference spinning has made in my life and how I react to different situations in life.

Spinning has been a mainstay in my life for the past 20 years and I am glad that I have this quiet, peaceful time to meditate, calm down from daily stresses, and NOT kill my kids when they got me so riled up. On the plus side of spinning, I get to create one of a kind yarns which I can make into one of a kind garments for my friends, family and me to enjoy for years to come. And I can share my interests with others and get them "hooked" also.

So thanks, Bud, for buying me the Traditional for Christmas all those many years ago. He never thought it would still be in my life all these years later and he was surprised to see the spinning wheel still in my home when he visited for the first time four years or so ago.

Even though the Traditional isn't my daily spinner now, it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Happy knitting and spinning.


Liz U. said...

:D So exciting!

LDSVenus said...

I agree, spinning is so relaxing and peaceful. It's something I wish I had learned how to do when my children were young instead of just 5 years ago. But I'm glad to have it in my life now, it's been nice to spin and forget troubles when things are over whelming. :)