Look what came in the mail today:
Well, actually, the book was acquired a few days ago, so that I could read up in advance. But the spindle and a little bit of fiber came today, and (fortunately?) I’m stuck at home sick, so I figured I’d give it a try.
Oy. I suck at drafting, and I wish there were someone I could watch up close to figure out what the heck I’m supposed to be doing, because it’s just not translating from the book to my fingers. Oh, and guess what I managed to do on my first and only attempt at spinning with actual fiber so far?
I spun a little bit of my own hair, still attached to my head, into it. OUCH. So, there’s my little PSA for long-haired would-be spinners: pull it back, or at least, don’t be a total illness-addled klutz and wind up letting it get into the mix (not as hard as you’d think, if you’re doing “park and draft”, and lean over your work). I’m setting it all aside for now, and hoping that the next time I try it, it goes a little more smoothly. I don’t want to destroy all my practice fiber in the first go, after all!