So it's vacation and I have a little extra time. Thanks Hazel for taking 2 1/2 hour naps! Whoohoo! In some of that "free" time I have been spinning on my Ashford spindle a little each day since my last post. I'm so obsessive that I go to sleep thinking about how I can spin better in the morning. Ah! I'm such a nerd! Anywho, here's a pic of my latest progress:
What I have learned in the past few days is the importance of drafting and I've been watching a boat load of drafting videos on YouTube just to make sure I'm doing it correctly. I also realized that I'm not faster than the spindle yet so I've been doing a lot of parking and drafting. I'm relieved that it doesn't feel as awkward as the first time and I'm trying to figure out what to do with my nubby mess of Falkland Wool Fiber craziness from the first of the month. It looks like trying to untwist will make me go insane and I can't use it for padding anything because it's all sorts of bulgy. Ideas?
|All sorts of proud of myself right now!|