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Monday, August 09, 2010

Look, Ma, I'm Spinning.

Today was lesson two in spinning on Opal's Majacraft Suzie Pro. She gave me some nice Superwash BFL to practice on. Thanks, Opal! I studied some books and some you tubes. This time I tried drafting with my right hand since I'm so very right-handed and that's how I draft when I drop spindle.

I forget to keep drafting toward the orifice and hold on to the fiber too tightly resulting in the yarn not feeding in and winding on the bobbin. I do get some funky corkscrews which Opal refers to as "art" yarn. She tells me it's nice...liar, lol.

One thing I found to be true is that she does indeed have a very manly looking cat named Sammy. I saw him twice and he gave me a look. I'm not going to pass judgement on the cat, though.

Opal was working on one of her amazing bead creations.


Walden said...

Very nifty! I can't wait to relearn how to spin when I eventually get a wheel. At least you are enjoying the process.

Opal said...

hey! thanks for the shout out. :)

and.. i was NOT lying! *L*

Zonda said...'s lovely! You know once you get going, it'll be very hard to get the "art yarn" look again!

MsKnottyKnits said...

Looking good, Barb!! Not keeping a choke hold on the fiber is a hard thing to learn - trust me!