For those of you who want to try the Akerworks bobbins, but spin on a Schacht, please join in me in a Hooray! because Schacht compatible bobbins are now available.
I have yet to take mine for a spin, they came yesterday, but if they are like my Lendrum bobbins they will be a treat. I love decorating my wheels!
A quick Tour de Fleece update. From Sunday the 14th to last Sunday I spun 17 ounces. That’s a lot for me and I’m feeling it in my body. I need to stop and stretch much more than I have. What are your favorite spinning stretches?
Last week I talked about what I’m watching when I spin, but I listen to a ton of audiobooks too. I listen when I spin, I listen when I’m driving the kids around town, on car trips, on my morning walk and when I’m plagued by insomnia. I listen to all kinds of things, mostly fiction, lots of mysteries, lots of kids stuff. I’m never quite sure what will strike my fancy and lots of times it’s things that I wouldn’t read as a paper book. I am lucky to have a great library in town to borrow from. I’d rather borrow than buy because almost more important than the story itself is the reader’s voice. For example, I will listen to anything Davina Porter or Simon Vance read.
They both are British and have rich, soothing voices that lure me into a story and neither overplay the voice changes of different characters. She reads all of Outlander and he did the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. They both have recorded hundreds of titles. Do you choose audiobooks by story or reader or mood?
Right now I’m listening to: Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva, read by Simon Vance, this is one I wouldn’t read otherwise, but is entertaining in my ears. I’m also listening to Bird by Bird written and read by Anne Lamont, I read the book when it came out 20 years ago (glup), but she makes it much funnier than I remember.
What are you listening to for spinning or otherwise?