Thursday, 29 April 2010

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week. Day The Fourth.

A New Skill
Is there a skill related to your hobby that you hope to learn one day? maybe you’re a crocheter who’d also like to knit? Maybe you’d like to learn to knit continental, knit backwards, try cables or attempt stranded colourwork.

Damn. Aren't y'all glad those're fading out of vogue on most websites? Ugh. Anyway, my point is, I WANT TO SPIN.

I have a drop spindle. I've used it a couplefew times... One of these times was not too disastrous:

But I have issues (obviously) with evenness. And it's also just really hard to do with my cat around. My house doesn't have doors inside. I can't separate myself from her at all, and she really, REALLY enjoys it when I attempt to spin.

I tried knitting with that lovely rainbowcandyfluff alongside some of the pooptastic yarn from my first spinning attempt recently. I kind of aborted the attempt, and I'm really not sure why. There's just... so much less of it than I'd like, and it's so dense and inelegant. It depressed me, as exciting as it had seemed at the outset.

I want a wheel. I want ROOM for a wheel. I want to get better at this so knitting with my own creations doesn't depress me. It should thrill me.


  1. It should thrill you ! I mean, it looks like actual yarn ! How cool is that ?? :-)

  2. You can just sell the uneven-ness as 'rustic'. :)

  3. It looks pretty good to me. Better than anything I've ever tried with my drop spindle, which was thrown and cursed at when I tried to use it.

  4. I would love to learn to spin its cool sitting there watching yarn being made knowing you did it.

  5. You did much better with a drop spindle than I did.