Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Enjoying My Drop Spindle





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   Since I uncovered this basket of romney locks I have enjoyed using my drop spindle again. I gave it up about a year ago when I wanted to learn how to use my spinning wheel, and not wanting to aggravate my left hand as much. 
    It is going well as long as I don't spin more than an hour at each sitting-and that's tops probably should cut it down to 30 minutes. I do alternate with flicking the locks and then spinning.
    I really enjoy this, my yarn is still not real even, especially the joins and I have allot of joins with spinning each lock. I need to search on you tube for techniques on improving that.
   I am missing my spinning wheel too-I need to take the time to stain my new jumbo flyer kit, put that together and get it on my wheel-I am anxious to try out making bulky art yarn too-looks fun to make.

What have you been creating??

5 comments:

  1. Still haven't located my drop spindle yet but I've only looked in one spot ... took me forever to get through all the stuff in that closet :( This week I am busy canning the last of the pickles and freezing squash. My tomatoes are doing so poorly that I'm just getting a few at a time so they are going into freezer whole until I get enough to cook up a bunch and can. Mostly I've been playing with the new puppy :)

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  2. Must be something in the air! Next for me was learning (on you tube) to make two ply yarn with my first two singles. It makes a bulkier, stronger yarn, and especially if different colors are plied, a beautiful yarn. I don't worry about the joins, they are what make it an "art yarn". I could buy yarn at ACMoore instead if I want it to be perfect. Let's celebrate the joins! :)

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  3. PS...can you knit or crochet with your hands? That would be a use for your yarn. I can still knit with my hands and like making the vessels (which I repeatedly wash in HOT water and put in the dryer until I'm happy with the way they are felted).

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  4. Hi Kathy! Love, love your handspun single. Love the luster of the wool. I have to be careful with my hands, too. I've finished another pair of socks and nearly finished a shawl, but I've become such a lazy blogger. *sigh*
    Have a great week!

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  5. Congrats on your new blog. Happy September! And happy spinning! :)

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