Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Spindle of Hope

Okay, stop laughing. I know it's not exactly the yarn of my dreams, and certainly not the yarn of your dreams, but it's not a hideous nightmare either. It shows a certain hopeful, well, uh, hopefulness. (The roving and spindle are courtesy of the ever-wonderful Debra who is the worst kind of enabler....but we're going to SAFF, we're going to SAFF, and so what if I come home with a giant fleece? I gotta know what to do with it!)

Thanks to Janice in Georgia who so kindly brought her spindle and some roving to the Noble Knitters meeting on Wednesday, I'm spindling. Badly, awkwardly, and anything but smoothly, but I'm spindling. So, there!

I'm pretty sure that practice will make me better if not perfect. I think my next goals are to be able to start and stop better, to eliminate the bigger slubs (or globs, as I think of them), and generally to aim for some consistency in my singles. There's time for that. In the meantime, thank you, Janice and Debra! You're the best!

By the way, I've ordered a new spindle but I'm a little worried. I can't even use the darned things and I'm already obsessing about collecting them--there are so many truly beautiful ones out there! Damn you, Debra!


Janice in GA said...

Oh, but collecting spindles is a lovely and rewarding hobby, and you get to support other craftspeople while you do it!

another enabler
and spindle collector

ddknits said...

Oh I laughed & laughed! You are truly fiber-obsessed now--there's no turning back. One day you'll be creating this lovely thin consistent yarn & then you'll have to work really hard to make some thick & thin globby novelty yarn. So treasure this first yarn you've made all by yourself!