6 AM Monday morning. That's my scheduled surgery time. I'm glad it's scheduled early in the day. I don't think I could sit around and wait. The operation is supposed to take about 2 hours so with the two hours or so in the recovery room, if all goes well, we could be home by lunch time. That's what I'm hoping for anyway. I could be optimistic here.

Peter Kevin took me to the lys that sells spinning wheels and accessories today to look for a book and some friendly advice. The owner is awfully nice and gave me some advice on which book to buy. She also told me if I bring the wheel up there she will sit with me and help me get started. The book is called The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning. It looks like a textbook but reads friendly. I have already found out things that I was doing wrong and using his direction, I've gotten the wheel to work. Of course, the yarn is, um, not pretty. I'm not sure we can even call it yarn. But, I look forward to improving. The interesting thing is the way this hobby of mine intersects with Peter Kevin's wood working. He has already made me a piece to replace a weak one on the wheel and is now planning to make a wheel. He was all over the wheels in the store and is working out the details in his head. It is so cool to watch his mind work as he tries to figure this out. Saraspunda squeaks a little as she spins and he wants to oil the part but I like the squeak. It's like the squeak of my favorite rocking chair. Comforting and comfortable.

He also suggested we go to Maryland Sheep and Wool festival! His idea. I may have unwittingly created a monster. Now I have to research it and see if I'll be able to do it. I don't know how I'll feel after the surgery so we'll see.

I hope this weekend is a good one for you all.

Comments

amy said…
What a guy! I love how so many of us have partners so supportive of our fiber interests. If you feel up to Maryland Sheep and Wool, do report back! I'd love to hear about it.

Good luck Monday.
Bells said…
6am! Gosh that's early but you're right, it beats sitting around all day waiting. Not fun.

Honestly, we should start a PK fan club.
Rose Red said…
Oh, can I join the PK fan club too??

So glad Saraspunda has arrived and has a nice comforting squeak.

Good luck for tomorrow (it's Sunday night as I type this) will be thinking of you.
beginnerknitter said…
How exciting about your wheel. I can't wait to see the results it produces.

Good luck Monday!
Bezzie said…
Wuhahahahhah! Too funny! I hope you're bounced back enough to do MDSW! Good luck Monday!
Roxie said…
Peter Kevin is a keeper!

Oil the squeak. The wheel will last longer and run smoother.

Has PK seen the wonderful variety of swifts there are to build? A nice umbrella swift is a thing of beauty!
Jeanne said…
Good luck on Monday and I hope you recover fast so you can go to Maryland!
Galad said…
I'll be thinking about you Monday and hoping all goes well. You've got spinning to do!
Sheepish Annie said…
I'm so glad that the surgery is scheduled nice and early. It'll be over and done with before the day goes too far and you'll be home all the sooner. I'll be leaving for work at about 6:00 and will send good thoughts from the car!

You're going about the spinning the smart way. I had a wheel before I knew what I was doing and sort of learned through trial and error. A loooong process...
Dianne said…
A 6am report time is the best! It's not like you'll get very much sleep tonight anyway, right? You'll be able to just get there and get it done, and get back to your loving family to begin the healing process.

I was going to suggest the MD Sheep & Wool Festival, but I wasn't sure if you could do it this year, what with having surgery on Monday... It's a fabulous experience, but it's a lot of walking. The place is huge... really, really big. I hope you're feeling up to it, but you don't want to do too much, too soon. I was going to try and make it down there this year, but I have to work on Saturday, and MDS&W would be an all-day trip on Sunday, and there is just so much to do every weekend... Maybe next year.

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow, and I'll be with you in spirit (again) and will be watching your blog for an update. No pressure or anything, but it would be great to hear how you're doing. :)
Amy Lane said…
That's terribly sweet! If you're feeling up to it, I think you should go--and I think you should just plan on being out of it an dozy all day tomorrow--use the time knitting, catching up on your tv, anything but try and be productive.

And enjoy the spinning wheel--I'm getting all excited for you!
TinkingBell said…
What a wonderful man!! - But watch out - he may become a serious enabler - just so he can make you spinning wheels - and swifts, and niddy noddies and stuff!

Will be thinking of you monday am!

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