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
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?)