Archive for March, 2015

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Spinning noil

I’ve been really enjoying this new wheel. Trying to fit spinning around school and homework is tough, but it’s a nice mental break and relaxing, so there’s my justification.

A bit about school, as I don’t think I’ve really talked about it here yet. I started at ACC in the fall, in the Automotive Technology program. When I started, all I knew how to do on a car was check the oil. Now, I can change my oil! Haha. It’s a little disappointing to not be able to do more yet, but I know a ton more about how a car works, and I’m inching my way towards being able to do something useful. Last term, I took Intro, Electrical, and Engine Repair. This term, I’m in Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Performance 1, and Brakes. It’s a lot of reading, and a lot of work, but I’m enjoying it. My hope is to be able to work on cars with my boys as they grow up, and to be able to teach them how to maintain and fix their cars in the future. Plus, I still want an old jeep, and I’d rather keep it running myself than have a mechanic on retainer.

But, when I’m not in class or doing homework, I’ve been spinning. This weekend, I finished and plied my first of hopefully many skeins of silk noil. I got 340 yards out of 3.1 ounces. Hoping to make a pretty sweater, but I have no idea which one yet.