Friday, March 23, 2007

Drop-Spindle Woes

I have a drop-spindle. It was an anniversary present nearly 2 years ago. From time to time I take it out and see if I can figure the blasted thing out. I can't. I am usually able to figure things out simply by reading the directions, but for some reason I can't master the art of spinning. All I get is a length of twisted fiber that in no way resembles yarn. Especially after it untwists itself.

I was looking for a good video of it, and I could only find someone using a bottom whorl spindle. Mine, of course, is a top whorl. So it doesn't quite look the same.

Kris's mother has offered to show me how to use it. I just need to call her up and figure out when the hell I have time to go out to Crown Point and have her show me. There really ought to be more hours in the day or days in the week. I'd only find a way to fill those with nonsense as well.

OK, I need to watch some TV and maybe work a bit on the blasted tote. Have a wonderful weekend!


GaiaGal said...

I'm right there with you. I've had my spindle for almost 1 year and really do want to buy some other natural colors of roving on May 5th at Maryland Sheep & Wool, but deb won't let me if i don't make something out of last years roving before then. OH, the pressure!

I even just caught the "Spinning 101" episode of KnittyGritty for the second time on HGTV this week. Maybe i'll have to see if it helped any. LOL!


MollyKnits said...

I have TWO drop spindles. I have never made more than a mess with them.