Sunday, January 21, 2007

Learn to speak Swedish

Overhead at an auction this week -

Two men (I use this term loosely) discussing immigration and how the UK is going to hell in a handbasket because "we just let everyone in". Apparently, according to one of the men we should be more like Switzerland because "if you want to live in Switzerland, you have to speak fluent Swedish....and if you want to live in Switzerland you have to live the proper Swedish way of life."

Maxine, you are right - there is no convenient call centre who you can ring when your 40 year old spinning wheel isn't working correctly, although an email to Ashford in New Zealand (who made it all those years ago) was promptly and helpfully answered. No, what you need is the help of the delightful Stan at the Walsall Handspinners group who took my wheel in hand on Friday evening, fiddled with it, replaced my wonky DPN temporary fix with another thicker knitting needle as yet another temporary fix, and got me up and running in no time at all. Thank you all at the group for your help, advice and welcome. I'm looking forward to learning more and sharing ideas with you all.

Not much news today as I was working all day yesterday (back to the retail job, but only 2 days a week, not too arduous) so very little knitting / spinning / reading has been done this weekend so far. This morning has been taking up with catching up with some listing on eBay and doing the weekly shopping. I shall make up for it this afternoon though with both knitting and spinning if I can, might even set aside an hour or two for reading as well.

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Glad you have found a helpful group to solve your spinning wheel problem.