Tuesday, 4 November 2008


I have been!  Aspinnerated, that is...  By Jesh, of fine spindle-making fame... (She's out of spindles at the mo, but is working on more! They are delish!)
little drop-spindle of joy

No, no - it's not another made-up word... you find it all over our favourite knitting website... :: shuffles feet :: Okay, so it is made-up, but you can find it all over the knitting site...

Okay, okay...

Aspinner [ah-spin-er] - noun.

  1. A person who, responsibly or otherwise, gives a spindle (or any kind of tool with which to spin fibre) to another person, thus aspinnerating them.
  2. Slang. A derogatory term for a person who has introduced you to something that has the potential of relieving you of any bit of spare time you have left.
 Aspinnerate [ah-spin-uh-reyt] - verb.
  1. The act of giving a spindle (or any kind of tool with which to spin fibre) to a person who has not as yet been introduced to the marvel that is spinning.
  2. To cause to turn around rapidly in feelings of joy, as on an axis; twirl; whirl on receipt of a spindle (or any kind of tool with which to spin fibre).
Aspinnerated [ah-spin-uh-reyt-id] - verb.
  1. To have received a spindle (or any kind of tool with which to spin fibre).
  2. To have been introduced to the joys of spinning with a spindle (or any kind of tool with which to spin fibre).
Aspinneratable [ah-spin-uh-reyht-uh-[buhl] - adjective.
  1. An object or person with the potential of being involved in aspinneration of any kind.
(Extracted from the RedScot Dictionary of Made-Up Words OUP 2018)

purple resin whorl and silver findings


Anonymous Tuesday, 4 November 2008 at 13:58:00 GMT  

So, does one send congratulations or sympathy when one's friends have become aspinnerated? We may have to start a support group. Mike bought me a spinning wheel for a wedding gift! (It's still in pieces. It needs to be stained.)
Here's to more stash-enhancing, time sucking activities!

Iron Needles Tuesday, 4 November 2008 at 15:15:00 GMT  

Welcome to the dark side! It took me exactly 3 months of spindling to get a wheel. I love spinning. Unfortunately, spinning leaves less time for knitting, and produces more yarn...for knitting. What a conundrum!

sloth-knits Tuesday, 4 November 2008 at 16:39:00 GMT  

Congratulations--the spindle is really pretty! The two main drawbacks I've found are that I end up with even more yarn in my stash (which, fine, isn't much of a drawback but my husband does complain sometimes), and that I have a hard time singing and spinning at the same time.

Jocelyn Wednesday, 5 November 2008 at 04:59:00 GMT  

Ah spinning!
I want to learn how to do it but I'm afraid of picking up another potential obsession when knitting is still new to me.

Mair Bloag Weejits

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