Friday, 22 June 2012

Oh Bother

Due to my Landlord not maintaining the property terribly well water got into my ADSL line and I lost Internet connection for a week or so.

This gave me plenty of time to get acquainted with the spinning wheel I borrowed from Vivian.

I discovered that while the bobbins for my wheel (Which needs a part made for it so it will work!) fit on Vivian's, they're a shade too small and make an absolutely appalling noise that drive the cat from the house and darn near drove me up the wall!

 It takes a surprisingly short time to fill a bobbin when you're watching Pirate movies! A good swordfight always gets the blood - and your foot - pumping.

In order to get more than a total of one single made, I was forced to stop every time the bobbin was full and wind the single off into a centre-pull ball before I could continue. Centre-pull balls are a great way to store your singles if you intent to ply them at a later date. Just make sure you keep tabs on where the end in the middle went, I didn't and made a right mess of it before giving up and using the one from the outside.

Yay, knots.


Note that it is probably wise to shut the cat out of the room where you're spinning if you think there is even the slightest chance you'll be chasing balls of yarn across the floor.

Cats+Yarn=Tangles. Lots and lots of tangles.

Happy spinning!


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad your internet is up and running again! Bloody idiot-landlord!

    I wish we had access to spinning equipment in this deadbeat town! I must agree, any activity envolving yarn and such is bound to end up ruined by the fur-kids! Bella eats my yarn, while Sphinx likes to play with my needles and chase them under the couch! Oddball! No peace for us fur-mums, hey?! I made capshunz to go with their little ferret faces, look...

    Happy spinning and stay warm. All my love. :) ♥♥♥