Yarn 3

Sure, it’s still a little overspun, but my consistency is much better. I have a pattern for my wrap picked out and more fiber ordered so I have enough yarn for it.

Here’s a question I have, though. I was watching a video where a spinster went through all the different kinds of spindles she has and why she likes them and what she uses them for and she had a floor spindle and she said, “this is great if you want to sit down while you spin.” And I was like “want?”

Should I be standing?

I’ve just been sitting here like a dumbass.

I’ve also made some good progress on the blue areas of this afghan. It helps so much to have that filler there, just in terms of getting the afghan to behave like and afghan.

I still can’t decide about this afghan. I wouldn’t say that I like it, but I find it very compelling. I wish I knew what I was going to do about a border. Maybe I won’t do anything though. Maybe it’s fine like this?

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4 thoughts on “Yarn 3

  1. I sit when I drop-spindle, too, although I think that’s what contributes to shoulder fatigue. I have a floor kick-spindle, and honestly, that’s brutal on my hip for long sessions, but it’s fantastic for plying. (And truth: when a friend of mine loaned/gave me a wheel, that changed everything.)

  2. Ugh. I wish I hadn’t looked at the price of wheels. Christ! Isn’t DIY supposed to be cheaper than factory made?

    I am going to try standing, to see if I like it better. I also think I’m going to put a Turkish spindle on my Christmas list, to see how I like that.

  3. Turkish is fabulous. That’s my preferred style. And I stand mostly because I spin when I take my kids to the park so I need to be pretty mobile so I can chase down anyone showing signs of running into traffic.

  4. Spinning was invented long before chairs were a common thing, though there would have been lots of benches and even stools. But I think it makes sense that the oldest kinds of spinning took standing as a given, and seated spinning methods were kluged onto that.

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