It was in September that I took the spinning lessons near Austin, then had the issue with the damaged wheel and it was in mid-December when the new wheel arrived but between the holidays and Vince being off so long at Christmas, and then the trip to Louisiana, I just haven’t touched the wheels. They’re all set up in a corner of the dining room and it looks like a spinner lives here but so far, my spinning is pretty bad.
Sheri at The Loopy Ewe told me that if I’d spin for 15 minutes a day, I’d become a good spinner. I’m not sure she was right but I’m giving it my best shot. When I was spinning every day for the couple of weeks that I was taking the class, I was getting better but now after having gone 2 or 3 months really not doing any spinning . . oh, my spinning is bad! Not as bad as the first time I ever tried it but close.
I sit and treadle every day . . 15 minutes. I’m finally to the point where I feel like I’m halfway consistent with my pedaling, which is what puts the twist in the yarn. Today, I decided to use some fiber instead of just sitting there, staring out the window, treadling.
Lots of thick areas. LOTS of kinked up areas. I need lots of practice.
It’s hard for me to not be able to do a good job of doing something. I know . . practice makes perfect, but I want it to be perfect NOW. I want to spin hand dyed fiber and have it look good enough to use to make make something!
I’ll keep on and I’ll continue to show you my results and hopefully soon, you’ll see some good yarn coming off Mathilda, the spinning wheel named after my favorite song.