As I mentioned on Saturday, I finally made the leap from staring at my spinning wheel to actually spinning yarn on it. I am now on Day Four of being a wheel spinner, following my instructor's guidance like a good little student and spinning just a little bit each day to build the muscle memory. Here are the results:
Though I'm not completely comfortable yet, I am really enjoying how much faster it all seems to be on the wheel versus the spindle. It helps to have had the spindle experience, though, because I already get the concepts of drafting and twist, I just have to add my feet into the process. I think I'm going to need to replace the drive band very soon as well because mine is a little stretchy, so I need to figure out how to do that. Preferably one that is pre-done as opposed to one that I have to measure, cut, and fuse. That scares me.
I don't know if I was feeling empowered by my new skill or had just reached the limit of letting a WIP hibernate, but I also picked my Mini Fox Stole My Heart again and finally gave him his second leg:
Speaking of animal extremities, my Mittacles have all of their tentacles, with just a few rows left until it's time to rib:
Your mitts are looking fabulous! And having spindle experience is definitely helpful when learning the wheel.ReplyDelete