Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Tuesdays are for Spinning


...or so I've heard. At any rate, I felt like spinning a bit last night, so I pulled out the spindle for a half hour before bed. What you see is what I accomplished in that half hour. Not much, huh?

I'm starting to loosen up and trust the fiber more, allowing some spin up to grab the right amount of fiber to pull down, rather than pulling down how much I think and then letting the spin travel into it. It's sort of hard to describe... but since I barely have enough hands as it is for spinning, there's no way I'll be recording a video to show you.

Looking at my big, poufy fluff of fiber last night, I realized that I really should spin this all before I have to pack to go home. That shouldn't be a problem, however I now know I shouldn't predraft anything in my last few days here. ;) (It's good to have these things spelled out to me. I'm occasionally a bit dense.)


Scattered Gemini said...

That fiber is a gorgeous color.

Have any plans yet for what you'll knit with it?

noricum said...

Yeah, I just love it! I don't have any firm plans yet... I'm sort of toying with the idea of saving up a bunch of individual small handspun efforts for making a modular style sweater... but I don't know if I'll manage that. ;)