Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cheese With That Whine?


Yesterday after spinning class, I came home and then walked back to town for lunch with my son. It was gloriously warm and everybody in town was of like mind. Area merchants had water bowls in front of their stores for the dogs. We walked home and I laid down for a fifteen minute nap. Close to four hours later, I woke up. I was a little sad I'd wasted such a pretty day. Today, the weather is cold and dreary and again, I've napped here and there. They wore me out last week and I'm dreading the week to come. Is it Friday yet?

So today, between naps, I've fiddled around with the spindle. My shoulders are sore from effort, and I haven't made much progress. My hands don't know what to do yet and though I'm sure it'll become second nature, my fingers can't find a rhythm. It reminds me of when I learned to knit and couldn't get the stitches to slide on the needles because they were so tight. I had a death grip on those needles and the yarn. I'm still a tight knitter, but hey, that's OK because that means I get to use bigger needles than patterns and yarn usually call for-I rarely have to go down a size or two to get gauge. I'm sure I'll get used to what I need to do to make yarn.

Anyways, that's it for my whining. I'm going to try really hard to shake my bad attitude as all I seem to get from it is agida. We'll see what the week brings besides breakfast tomorrow at a great cafe with a friend.

14 comments:

Gail said...

Sounds like a nice relaxing day. You will get the hang of the spindles, give yourself a little time.

Stephanie V said...

Enjoy your breakfast...

Miss 376 said...

My dad taught me how to knit, I ended up knitting so tight, I bent the needles. After a lot of coaching from my mother, I have managed to loosen up lot. You must have needed the rest, hope it is an easier week for.

Jadekitty said...

Hopefully there will be more sunshine soon, I understand the sadness of missing a nice day. As I type this the sun is coming up and my brain is telling me I should be sleeping now.
But naps are glorious :)

laurie said...

you're not a whiner. you're just impatient: the days will get warmer, and you will figure out the spinning wheel. you just want it to be as easy for you as knitting. (it will be. it just takes a while.)

Brenda said...

Everything you have had going on would wipe me out for weeks! Enjoy your lunch out!

debra said...

I hope your breakfast was a good one this morning. We will need to rise above the weather, I think. Rainy here---with the penetrating cold that accompanies it this time of year.

Rositta said...

Yes, it was a glorious day on Saturday. Today it's dreary and rainy yuck. You'll get the hang of the spindle, I'm still playing around with mine. If nothing else it relieves stress and lowers blood pressure...ciao

Lisa L said...

You must've needed that 4 hour nap. I did the same thing yesterday after attending a morning funeral/potluck at the beach (ashes were buried at see)...don't know if it was all the emotion plus the excessive eating that tipped me over to napland. The spinning will come.. I'm in awe of you for doing it.

Betty Flocken said...

Sounds like the weather is getting beautiful! We're at 100 today and tomorrow

Winifred said...

You're experiencing the same as me. I just can't get the co ordination right for my swimming. Like you I'm persevering.

You did the right thing having a nap, very good for you.

Any wine will do with cheese and a good whinge is fine too!

Sandy said...

Do you ever find that you do repetitive stuff when you are learning something, in your sleep. I have done that often, like when I tried knitting years ago, or I wanted to learn line dancing years ago...and all night long I dreamt I was dancing and the next day I knew how to do it, just wondering if that happens to you.

Enjoy lunch tomorrow...sounds like you need the rest and just some space to do what you want.

Delphine said...

you know, it is sooo easy to just 'take a nap' and let it runaway with you-- how often I have done that. An afternoon doze is the best sleep of the day. Soon you'll be spinning gold!

Rudee said...

Sandy-I do dream about becoming proficient at tasks. I used to do this a lot when I first began to work in ICU. I'll have to try some active visualization with the spinning.

Delphine-from your lips to God's ear...spinning gold indeed.