Thursday, 8 March 2012
I think I will share after all...
Still a few days to enter the Give-Away, here in case you have missed it.
Tomorrow is Friday...Friday is the day I enjoy browsing the blogs that post to Natural Suburbia for Creative Friday and the ones that post to Wisdom Begins in Wonder for Fiber Arts Friday. When I have something interesting (to me) going on...I join in and post as well.
And this week, I was not going to bore you all with my sad sad attempts at learning to spin (yarn, not pottery) and then I realized that is exactly what I posted about on my Monday post of keeping it real. So here we go...my attempt at spinning this week.
I have learned that I would much rather spin with roving that is long and skinny and wound into a kind of a ball than with roving that is a few colours layered onto each other in a kind of a flat slab.
I have learned that a lot of those coil areas come out when I take the yarn off the watcha-ma-callit that it gets wound onto while spinning (you know, like a bobbin) because I only have one of them and I have to wind the yarn off each time.
I have learned that I better go back and get that library book that showed me how to spin in the first place and learn the proper names for the parts rather than watchamacallits and "slabs" of roving. Ha ha ha...I entertain myself at least.
I learned that even though I am still learning this new skill, and quite frankly, it's gonna take me a while...that I really enjoy the process itself and it is so quiet and soothing. No clackity clack of my ancient sewing machine. Just a whooz whooz whooz kind of noise that is kind of mesmerizing.
The test for next week will be to spin these together and see what happens...I am excited.
Now, I am off to get some proper inspiration from everyone else's blog. Thanks for putting up with this post.