Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Magic

For the last month, I've had a sort of on-again, off-again relationship with the idea of spinning. Note that I didn't say actual spinning. Yes, the idea has been intriguing me, but the reality I'd experienced never lived up to the idea. The idea piqued my interest enough, though, to send me to the internet for Abbey Franquemont's video version of her book Respect the Spindle. As they say, a video is worth a thousand words.
I followed Abbey's advice, and spent a lot of hours "parking and drafting". She recommends 2 or 3 weeks of practice at this activity, which breaks down the motions of drop spindle spinning into manageable components. She asserts on the video that if you practice for 30 minutes a day for a few weeks, suddenly it will all come together and you'll be spinning with relative ease. Well, guess what? It only took a few days. Yesterday it happened for me. It's magic.


Now, does anyone know where I can get a nice high-whorl spindle with a notch? OK, and maybe a low-whorl spindle now that I think of it. I'm addicted.

5 comments:

  1. You have been aspinnerated!

    I love my Goldings (http://www.ringspindle.com/) and my Bosworth (http://www.journeywheel.com/spindles.html).

    Treat yourself to a nice spindle & you won't regret it.

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    1. Yes, Natalie, and it's entirely your doing!

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  2. Stay away from me Natalie. I can't get hooked on anything else!

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  3. Wow, I'm impressed.
    Your yarn is so even.
    Lovely.

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  4. I'm very impressed, too.. you accomplished this in just a few days? I salute you, but I don't think it's for me, for lots of reasons. But.. I'll be watching with great interest to see your progress.

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