Thursday, August 21, 2008

Not a Natural

Next month I plan to attend a fiber festival and decided it would behoove me to make use of the learn-to-spin kit before going. Then I will have an excuse to buy some of that luscious roving that I have so far been able to resist, heh, heh.

Well, to make a long story short, I am not much of a spinner. All I could think while toiling away at my drop spindle was, That is one ugly yarn!

It's not the yarn's fault. Have you ever knit with thick-and-thin yarn? Now I know where they get it: from beginning spinners who can't draft evenly.

After a while, I got the bright idea that maybe I should pre-draft all the roving.

It looked like Fern gakked up the world's biggest hair ball. Even she was freaked out when she saw it.

I keep saying to myself, Just accept the fact that some that some roving will have to be sacrificed while you struggle with this. Please don't tattle on me to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Wool, though.


Qutecowgirl said...

That is a good first time! Do not be hard on yourself, remember when we started knitting it wasn't pretty either. I learned (the hard way of course) that some wool is easier then others. When I bought my hand spinner i also bought great beginner fiber yeah well that beginner fiber sucked and I still can not spin it to save myself. Merino, BFL and Corriedale I found was easy to spin (your milage may vary) also practice practice and practice. I should post pictures of the silk I am mutilating I mean spinning, it looks horrible!


Toni said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! I'm truly not laughing AT your spinning pain, but the hair ball line really cracked me up!