Nov 11, 2007

Photo op

Thank you for all of your comments on my last post. It was nice to have input from women who have been through it all.

This weekend has been quiet for us. We attempted to take Christmas pictures of Maggie for our card, but ended up with a lot of this.

We tried to catch up on some Netflix videos, which are my picks, Wild Hogs and Reign Over Me. Brian was less than thrilled to watch Wild Hogs, but I think he enjoyed it. He said he was "mildly" entertained. I thought the cast was cleverly put together and there were a lot of cameos that were also well-placed. William H. Macy stole the show. It's good for a Saturday night rental.

I've also been strategizing how I'm going to save up some money to buy myself a spinning wheel. After only two nights of spinning class, it may be premature to think I would like my own wheel. But I felt like I was really getting the hang of it. I started imagining the pride I would have from converting fiber into yarn and then into a wearable item. It could also be quite soothing. You just lean back, get your foot beating in a smooth rhythm, like you're keeping time with the music. Then you gently pull the fiber into line and release small bits to the twist of the wheel. Sounds nice, doesn't it? This is a nice wheel I'm thinking about getting, made by Ashford.

I'm going to have to think of some stuff to sell on Ebay to get some money for a wheel!!


Carrie said...

You want a spinning wheel???? I'm gonna start calling you Princess Aurora. I hope you don't prick your finger on the spinning wheel and DIE!

Just kidding. Whenever I picture a spinning wheel, I think of Sleeping Beauty and can hear Maleficent saying, "before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die!" mwahahaha!

Kim said...

You are officially TOO domestic now. Maybe you could fence your yard and have sheep from which to make the yarn. In all seriousness, you amaze me and I am proud of your "timeless" talents!!!

Sparkiechic said...

I love it! You've partly my motivation to learn knitting, which by the way I'm getting the hang of, but you're definetly way ahead of me on this one ;) Bri, i think Ang is hinting what she wants for christmas!!!

The Outlaw Kyle said...

I tried to talk my Mom into giving you here spinning wheel, but she said she is going to use it to "spin straw into gold". You knitters be 2 crazy.

Angie said...

TOK - do you think she'll just let me borrow it for a couple of months? I would treat it with the utmost respect!

And contrary to Kim's belief - I want everyone to know that Maggie is not "humping" the doll - just chewing on it!

The Outlaw Kyle said... that I might be able to do. I'll check and get back wit you.

Meagank7 said...

Geez, Ang. No one was even thinking that about Maggie until you said something.

Dirty minds... I swear :)