Sinking Ever Deeper

When I picked up a drop spindle for the first time, I was hooked. I thought that I could just drop spindle my way to happiness for years to come.

Then I sat down in front of a friends spinning wheel last week and I knew that it was going to drag me even deeper into this whole spinning thing.

Yesterday I spun all afternoon on an Ashford Traditional. I turned this

Mosaic Moon Fiber Club May 2012 75/25 BFL/silk in the Cerrunos colorway

into this

Interestingly enough, it didn’t feel like any of that drop spindling translated into making me a good wheel spinner. I found it very difficult to get the hang of the whole process – like I was patting my head and rubbing my tummy – and the first few yards of this skien are just horrid.

Next week, when my buddy comes over to knit, she is going to bring her wheel so that I can finish this 4 oz braid. I can’t wait. It is all that I can think about. I dreamt about it last night. I woke up this morning twitching with desire.

Yup. I got it bad.


(anybody want to send me an Ashford Elizabeth?)

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3 thoughts on “Sinking Ever Deeper

  1. That is what happened to me!! I used my friends wheel and it was all I could think about – literally. it consumed me….. Who am I kidding, I still think about it constantly and i’ve had my wheel for 2 weeks!! lol

  2. I was so thrilled when I found out that wheel spinning was nothing like drop spinning. I can’t manage the latter at all!

    Your spun yarn looks so much nicer than my first wheel-spun hank did. You’ve definitely got the talent for it! Here’s hoping a wheel finds it’s way to you quickly! (:

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