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Writing Prompt: Era, When Were You Supposed to be Born?

I think when a lot of people in college think of the word “Era,” the phrase “I think I was born in the wrong century/decade/era…” comes to mind.  I feel like it applies to me most in the thought that a lot of my hobbies and skills are not really something that most college students find themselves being interested in.  I knit, sew, crochet, embroider….and the best example:  this past week, I purchased my own spinning wheel.

How many 21 year olds do you know have one of these?

This is a Lendrum Double Treadle (Purchased from The Woolery).  It folds flat which is perfect for me at this stage because I can fold it up, put it in its bag and put it away when I’m not using it.  I got the bag to go with it, so I can just put it on like a backpack and go!

I took spinning lessons from the Fiber Factory in Fall ’10 and had been wanting one ever since.  Because they’re so expensive, this past birthday and Christmas I just asked people to give me money and that it was going towards getting a spinning wheel for myself.  I’ve had a lot of people ask me where you prick yourself (a la Sleeping Beauty).  Well, they don’t put that part on spinning wheels anymore.

And what was I doing while everyone else was watching the Super Bowl?

Left: Navajo 3-Ply; Right: Double Ply

Spinning fiber, of course!

That being said, I think I may be an old soul in a new world, but I hope to bring young ideas to an old art!

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