I actually finished something! June 2, 2008Posted by jeninmaine in spinning.
Tags: fiber, louet, spinning, wheel, wool, yarn
I forced myself to use the Louet last night, and honestly I’m glad I did! I told myself I need to finish off the roving I started on it so I can have the bobbins cleared off in preparation for when my Ladybug finally arrives. I spun up the remaining two ounces or so of roving I had in my basket and then plied what I could – it got easier to spin as I went, I guess I’m getting the knack of the “wobbly” orifice.
The biggest and best discovery, however, was while plying – forever I’ve been using the slowest whorl without really thinking about it, but on a lark I tried putting the drive band on the highest speed and whoa, nelly, did that thing move! I got so used to using the same whorl all the time with the Ashford (and honestly not really knowing better) that I never thought there was a difference. Well, let me tell you – there is most certainly a difference.
The purple roving is from an eBay seller, I bought three rovings from her last Autumn and haven’t seen anything from her since. It’s too bad, I liked her stuff so I guess I’ll just keep stalking her.
I have a couple of things in my “to do now” basket that I’m looking forward to digging into hopefully this week. I suppose I have made my peace with the Louet after all. As it turns out using a good chair makes a world of difference.
I am horrendously antsy for that Schacht Ladybug to come in – it’s only the first day of June and I am antsy, antsy, antsy. With my job going away I feel like I’m sitting on a goldmine with all the yarn and fiber I have to dye and spin to sell, just at the moment with the full-time job responsibilties on top of the daily bebeh care my hands are tied and it’s maddeningly frustrating.