Saturday, July 14, 2012

Spinning wheels at the Games

Mom, Tall One, and I went to the Skagit Valley Highland Games today. These are my favorite Games, partially because I learned to spin yarn there in past years. So I naturally dropped by the spinning tent today...and got called a nasty name. To be fair, though, I sort of deserved it. Sort of.

When I got to the another young woman was in the middle of a quick lesson about how to use the spinning wheel. I watched, then kind of almost wandered off when she was through.

"Don't you want to try?" I was asked.

"Yes, but I was also shy." I intentionally neglected to mention that I own my own spinning wheel and know how to use it.

So I was treated to a lesson in how spinning wheels work, and how to spin. I also learned a way of spinning more quickly than I have known how.

I would like to point out that, if I had been up front with my skills, I probably wouldn't have learned that bit. Which I now need to go home and practice. :)

Once that brief explanation and demonstration was over I was allowed to sit down at the spinning wheel. At that point it quickly became obvious that I knew what I was doing, and am certainly not a beginner.

That's when I got called names.

More details about the Games to come soon.


Toriz said...

I don't think you deserved it. Unless they said, "you can have a go if you've never tried it before," and you insisted you hadn't and then they saw you had. But it doesn't sound like that's what happened, and therefore I see no reason why you should have been called a nasty name.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Did they say you had FLEECED them? *snort*

Sarita Rucker said...

I *think* it was said in good humor. Anyways, I chose to take it that way, and tried to present it so here.