Hi Guys. New to the site.

Hi guys,

Just joined the site this week. Excited to be here. I'm actually a spinner. Sorry. That's my first love, but found after doing that for the last two years that I needed to learn how to knit the fabulous fiber I've been spinning. Been knitting mostly socks. The largest project I've done is a vest for myself. However, I find that socks allow me to feel that sense of accomplishment faster. Anyhow. Hello. More to come.



Chris Vandenburg's picture

Welcome aboard Stan!

Don't give your 'first love' another bit of thought. Mine is bourbon and no one holds it against me!

You'll find a lot of knowledge and good friends here and I for one am happy you joined. Perhaps one day you can teach me a thing or two about spinning, but beware, my Grandmother spent her whole life claiming she couldn't teach me a thing.



"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

grandcarriage's picture

I know the feeling, or I should say, I don't: My first love is men, and no one holds them against me.... grrrrr.

grandcarriage's picture

Welcome. Several fellow spinners here. I have an enourmouse stash of Samoyed I am spinning for an Afghan. The blanket, not the hound or person of nationality.. Post a collection of your socks: We'd love to see them. (and some skeins: examples of your spinning.)
Do you dye as well?

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Everyone eventually 'dies' but don't rush it... he just got here!

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

Aaronknits's picture

Yes, welcome Stan. We're glad to have you here!

First loves? Hmmm, I'm not gonna go there. But I'm also not gonna apologize for it, and neither should you!

I will learn to spin. Some day.

Tallguy's picture

Welcome Stan! I also spin, and love it. I also love knitting socks too! I haven't used my handspun for socks yet, but I do have a skein of some red (over there, somewhere under those boxes) that are designated for some socks -- when I find the yarn.

I just spent the whole summer spinning lots and lots of wool on my CD spindle and had a great time! I do have wheels too, but the spindle is still the most fun for me. And yes, eventually, you have to do something with all that yarn!