Sunday, November 08, 2009

I Did it!!!

I did it!! I honestly did it! Drop spindles and I have never had a good relationship. We fought. A few not-so-nice words flew from mouth as the spindle would go flying across the room. So I put my spindles in a nice basket and went to my wheels for easy efficient spinning.
Out of the clear blue sky I decided I was going to repair the relationship with my spindle again. It was a tough go in the beginning but lo and behold we worked together and finally created a "masterpiece." (perhaps setting aside my name calling had something to with it:).

The above is a result of the beginning of our relationship and as you can see it shows how rocky it has been. However, it's a continuous "string" and that's all that mattered at this point. I navajo plied the yarn and I love this little skein of "string." I will keep it and not knit anything from it so I can reminisce about "our" relationship.

This is the second spindle of yarn. Like any relationship as you move along it gets better and soon I was in the swing of spinnning.

This is just a comparison of the handspun on the spindle and my wheel. I'm pleased:)
I also navajo plied the newly spun yarn on the drop spindle. On the left is a sample of navajo plied yarn from my trusty wheel. The right is the navajo plied on the spindle. I know it's a little lumpy but the spindle and I are happy that we have rekindled our relationship. Much like relationships in life, there are bumps and lumps along the way but if one puts forth a good effort they become beautiful "masterpieces" of Life.
So I'm tossing a challenge to a few of you out there who have given up on your spindles. Give it a whirl, you just might rekindle a beautiful realationship with your spindles and create a masterpiece of Life.

5 comments:

Channon said...

Look at you!! I'm really impressed. You even plied on the spindle!? Whoa...

Maybe later this week I'll be inspired to try again with one of my spindles...

Tia said...

patience is a virtue :0)
well done, Id LOVE to try drop spinning....

Anita said...

AWESOME! So, I guess that challenge is partly directed at me? LOL
I'm glad you made peace with your spindle... it remains to be seen how the battle will turn out here at my house. :)

Grace said...

that is wonderful!!

Bubblesknits said...

Cool! Honestly, I don't even know what I did with my drop spindle. lol I love that you made up with it, though.