November 12, 2011

spinning is hard


  1. i have a drop spindle, and i really really want to learn how to spin.... good luck!

  2. it was so ridiculously hard that i wanted to hurl the damn thing out the window. i don't like stuff i'm not instantly and awe-inspiringly good at. but i bought some more roving and will resume practise as soon as my blood pressure returns to safe levels.

    which may be never.

    but the fiber makes for a nice decoration anyway.

  3. I had problems myself with the heavy drop spindle, but when I tried to spin with a very light one, it went very well... just that I had other problems, so I did not spin for a while. I am not very good at it, but I can tell you, that it is doable!!!

  4. of course it may all boil down to me not accepting anything besides perfection. i'm not sure i'll ever get the consistency i want with the plies using a drop spindle, and probably wouldn't use handspun yarn for any actual projects. even noro is way too inconsistent for me in terms of thickness.

    but of course it takes practise. too bad i have the patience of a 3-year old.