Sunday, January 13, 2008

Avoiding housework

After some more practice (bear in mind I bought my first "learn to spin" kit like 5 years ago, needless to say I didn't actually learn then-- I blame the gigantic heavy spindle and super coarse wool it came with), I'm finally able to put the "drop" in drop spindle instead of just parking and drafting (though I get better yarn when I do it that way). Still uneven, still a bit overspun in places, but I got through a whole ounce this weekend without getting frustrated. The roving is "Bruised Ego" from Spunky Eclectic (superwash merino).
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Larjmarj said...

Watching Miranda do her magic this last Friday put a bug in me and I have been on the web looking at drop spindles. I found a couple on eBay that seem pretty reasonable and they come with a book. I also watched the spinning episode on Knitty Gritty today. Perhaps its a sign?

Yours looks fab!

Larjmarj said...

BTW...what is this "housework" you speak of?

fluffybunnylover said...

Must... resist... learning... new... time... sucking... hobby (GASP). Knitting... crocheting... Ralvelry (URG)... no... time... for... sleep.

Tina said...

Congratulations on your hand spun yarn. I am too afraid to try. Maybe some day.