And today I’m a spinner

Yesterday's spinning

Today, Bryony is in ultra-cute mode. I mean ultra cute. There is no ignoring a two-year-old in that mode. Especially when that two-year-old has dimples, an adorable smile, and mischievous eyes. You are toast, and you know it. Bryony and I spent a lovely three hours together, first cuddled under the blankets on her bed, playing “tent”, then moved the love-fest out to the playroom on the beanbags in front of the tv, where first she just wanted to cuddle and hug, then wanted to tickle and be tickled, which resulted in lots of giggling on both our parts.

Bryony, unlike her sister, is not a kissy child. Aneira loves to give and get kisses and hugs, but ask Bryony for a kiss and she turns up her nose, turns her head away, and says “Ewww! Disgust!” But she loves to hug. On the other hand, if she sees Aneira giving me kisses, then she  decides she has to kiss me too. None of that today though. Today was just about cuddling and tickling. It was a good morning.

Yesterday I did so much spinning that by bedtime last night it hurt to move my index finger. I started a new bobbin of the roving that came with the wheel yesterday morning around ten, and spun until a bit after midnight, with breaks for lunch, dinner, and picking Aneira up from school. I’d have to say of those fifteen hours, I spent about thirteen of them actually spinning. No wonder my finger hurts! And yes, I’ve already put in an hour of spinning today too, only I’m holding the yarn with my middle finger and thumb now. My index finger has that ache that usually results in my cracking that knuckle for relief, but it doesn’t actually want to crack! I should probably take a break from spinning, but I love the motion of it, the repetition of it. It’s relaxing, like the rhythmic motion of a boat. Last night, hubby brought Anansi down to the man cave for me, so I could watch tv with him and still spin. I didn’t even have to ask; he knows me well enough! So I spun through The Green Lantern, which was not as horrible as I expected it to be (and Ryan Reynolds is

"Thick and thin" roving from Michael's

growing on me), and Eureka, which was more annoying than I expected it to be.

I also found some roving at Michael’s yesterday, which was completely unexpected. It’s called thick and thin bulky roving. I, in my excitement, did not actually cop to this until this morning when I picked it up and realized that the “thin” part is actually spun at intervals, and the rest is actually pencil roving. Michael’s swore it was suitable for spinning, though, so we’re going to give it a try!


2 comments on “And today I’m a spinner

  1. Congratulations on becoming a spinner. I will join the ranks one day. And happy cuddle time!


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