There is joy in failure

I thought about the closing of Spin-U for a couple of days before making the announcement. I worried about how people would react. Would they be kind, or would they be cruel? When you have been thinking about getting away, meeting with your tribe, a change of plans can be upsetting. I had an image in my head of people spreading rumors, saying mean things online or worse yet, in person or via email. It was so disturbing to me that I avoided making the announcement for four days. I’m happy to report that the reaction was nowhere near as bad as I had imagined. That’s what usually...

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Spin-U Shutting down

It is with a heavy heart that Todd and I have come to the decision that we have to shut down Spin-U for the 2012 year. We will try again next year. All registration fees will be refunded. If you have any questions, please contact me. I’m truly sorry about any inconvenience that this causes.  

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Spin-U Registration information

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Spin-U Registration will close on Monday, June 25 at 12:00PM EST! If you’re thinking of joining us here on LI, please do sign...

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You aren’t learning anything if you’re talking

Although when it comes to Heather Ordover, I respectfully disagree. You may know Heather from her long running podcast “CraftLit“, where she’s currently reading “Gulliver’s Travels”, or you may know her books, including “What Would Madame Defarge Knit?”, or you may have taken a class from Heather. The lovely Ms. Ordover will be teaching her Sock Heels a-Go-Go at Spin-U on Saturday, 7/28. First taught at Sock Summit ’09—this is a six hour class that covers six heels. When the workshop is complete, you will know which heel fits best and will...

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Can we talk?

What were we talking about? Oh yes! Classes! I want to talk with you about Rosane Mordt’s Intro to Supported Spindling class, happening at Spin-U on Saturday morning, 7/28. Spindle spinning is so portable. You can easily tuck away a spindle and a bit of fluff with you anywhere you go. I know I’m notorious for spinning yarn on the subways of NYC. If you get stuck waiting for someone somewhere, you’ll be calm and collected, as you pull out your spinning.   In this class, Rosane will show you the basics of spinning on a supported spindle, which is different from suspended (or...

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