I have written previously about spinning. Over the last couple of months I have hardly been to my spinning wheel (looks like it was February, according to my blog), this is mostly due to time and choosing other projects over my spinning.
Looking at my lonely wheel there was some fibre on the wheel but sadly it has been sat there for a few weeks, I felt sorry for it every time I went into the office/craft room and see it looking at me all expectant!
The fibre is some I have had a while and kept in a bag un-labelled (this is before I was organised with my fibre storage) so I am not sure what it is, spinning it up didn't take too long to spin up as there wasn't a great deal there. As you can see it is full of bright colours. A rainbow on my wheel.
I have noticed that every time I spin I do indeed get much better at it so I know that if I put the effort and time in I could really produce some yarn that is usable (not that my other yarn is not usable, its okay if you want a chunky uneven hat haha).
So, I how now finished this fibre and plied the yarn and it is resting. I am really not happy as it has been over spun and now all twisted, I guess that comes from neglecting my spinning.
At the last knit group I took the drop spindle that I have owned longer than my wheel but never really managed to master the art. One of the lovely ladies at knit group uses a drop spindle and I find watching her memorising, so I asked her to show me and help me out, over a couple of hours she helped me master (well at least use it) the drop spindle and everyone in the group had a go too, it was great fun. I think as part of the Weekend WIP Along I will try and achieve some spinning time.
The advice is to achieve 10 minutes everyday on the spinning wheel, the problem is, as any spinner knows, Spinning is completely addictive so 10 minutes kinda turns into an hour!