A month or two ago I received an email (from a yahoo group that I belong to, not just a random email) advertising a raffle for a spinning wheel. Each ticket cost $2, so I figured, "why not?" and bought one.
Time went by, then all of a sudden I got an email saying that I had won.
After contemplating that email for awhile....
Is it a scam? But I did buy a ticket.
All those scam emails look real. But this address matched the one from before.
And they had a website. And they didn't ask for my credit card ("just to verify") or my password (ditto), I decided it was real.
And got R....E....A.....L.....L.....Y excited.
I've been wanting a wheel for a couple of years now, but couldn't quite justify it.
Then, not only did I get it for $2, but I didn't have to pay for shipping....and it came in a BIG box.
Everything was extremely well packed.
(The packing peanuts helped fill up a beanbag chair.)
They also sent me a festival t-shirt, an instruction book, and 2 bags of fiber. How nice is that?
Several more days went by as I put it together piece-by-piece. (It had been taken apart for easier shipping, but pictures had been taken to make my life easier. )
Here is me in my new t shirt, not even trying to look like I'm spinning since I don't yet know what I'm doing. (I may not know what I'm doing, but I AM barefoot, so that's a start, right?)
I figure I'll try a bit every day and hopefully soon I'll get something that is recognizable as yarn. (At least to me.)
In case you want to see a knitting picture, Here's a dishcloth that I'm made for me!