Friday, October 11, 2013
Just checking in.
I've been spinning in preparation for my Monday class. I've always been pretty good with a drop spindle. A few years ago I took a whack at the spinning wheel, but as soon as I saw that it wasn't going to accept the large chunks of things I wanted to put in my yarn I turned my back on it. Until Tuesday, when Jessica gave me a few pointers. At first it was all over-twist and potato-sized slubs (see above), but by Wednesday afternoon I was spinning perfect singles (which makes plying soooooooooo much easier). Seriously, it was that fast. All I had to do was accept that this was not the tool for overly chunky yarn.
Six two-ply skeins done. A few more to spin, and then it's back to the drop spindle and the unconventional yarns. Michelle has already earmarked the rainbow skeins above for Korean grandma.