Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Over this past weekend I learned something very important. I always knew I was a knitter and spinner addict. Addicted to my drug of choice and I always enable people in this drug. I passed the joint around, no bogarting. I learned that I am no longer a simple addict. I've become a pusher.
The story starts on a normal corner in a wool neighborhood. But there isn't a normal girl on that normal corner. There is a dubious character standing there, she looks a little rough, sunglasses on, and leaning against a lamp post. Around her are a couple of bags of fiber. As she stands there she casually spins a spindle.
As a passerby walks near you can hear her say:
Choo wanna spin some wool? I hear choo reallly like de wool. It's soft and you know you wanna touch it. It comes in all kinds of colors. I have quality stuff too. Mernio, Corriedale, Alpaca. I can get choo what you want. I can make choo feel real happy wit de wool. Choo make yarn. Come on, choo know you wanna.
It's how I reel them in. One after another. See this Bosworth spindle? Isn't it pretty? You know you wanna make yarn with it. Come on, I'll help you.
Knitting is the gateway drug---The Yarn Harlot
This is a public Service announcement. I want you all to know that you need to beware. If you see me or others like me, coming near you at a Sheep and wool festival, you need to run the other way.
Knitting = Marijuanna
Come on, pass the
People all over the sheep and wool festival were ooohing and ahhing at yarn. Women were dragging friends into booths saying "look at this!"! Others were holding friends arms in the hopes of not passing out in yarn over load.
Spindling = Cocaine
You twist the
Sitting on the grass spinning after lunch there were quiet voices from people in our circle saying they always wanted to learn to spin. I swear they asked! Anj and I taught one person each to
Spinning on a Wheel = Crack
Anj picked up her very own wheel this weekend. You know she's hooked good too. We looked at all the wheels and tried them out. She made a great educated decision and ended up with a really nice wheel. Anj is also super smart. She knows she is now hooked on
I think the need for crack spread to husbeast. He thought the electric wheels looked like fun. His comment "why didn't you tell me about electric wheels. You want me to get fiber involved, electric ones look like fun." I think this house may end up with a fourth wheel sometime soon.
The Flock of Fiber Animals = Heroin
Once you get your first
I saw people walking out with lambs. I wanted to walk out with lambs! I did check on prices and I have my 5 year plan. I'm hoping it will be more like 3-4 years though. As a consolation prize, I did come home with this:
Lest you forget the dangers of a fiber addiction you need to see this:
This is what could happen to you too. Let this be a warning. A full day of fibery, wooly fun with yarn and wool purchases, then learning to make yarn, can really set you off the deep end.
More Maryland tomorrow, it just can't all fit in one entry.