I’ve spun my fair share of skeins, but, thus far, I haven’t knitted with any of them. My initial pound of roving was to get the hang of spinning. My subsequent project was a gift for a friend of mine. This spinning project is my first that’s just for me. Woo!
The word spinster originally meant a female spinner of thread, specifically an unmarried woman. Spinster eventually came to connote a woman who was not only unmarried but also beyond the expected matrimonial age. As a professional title, however, the term spinster refers equally to men and women.