Monday, August 02, 2010

Checking In

I have been away from the blog for too long. Posting daily for Tour de Fleece was time consuming and draining. I did spin 28 ounces of fiber which was way more than planned. Then I had to ply it. I ended up with 640 yards of handspun from the two 8 oz braids and 224 yards from each of the 4 oz bumps. I am pleased with that. I have no plans for the yarn, I am just trying to learn how to spin and get familiar with my wheel.

I have had some real frustration with my spinning wheel, the con rod on the right treadle broke on Saturday. The squeaking had returned to the left treadle too. I am really tired of taking it apart and fixing things, so I stuck it under the craft table. I was trying to spin as much as possible until surgery because I will not be able to treadle again until Dec at least. I really think this is an inordinate amount of problems for a spinning wheel that is only 2 months in use. I wouldn't recommend this model to anyone, it is hard enough learning to spin without having to constantly work on the spinning wheel itself. I ordered an electronic spinning wheel - the Hansen Mini Spinner, no treadles to deal with. It should come the week after I get out of the hospital.

I have also been plurking quite a bit. So that's where I have been. I will probably be blogging much more when I am on medical leave. I know I will be knitting and reading more.

1 comment:

PenCraft said...

Too bad about the wheel. Sounds like a model to stay away from for sure. I'm still playing with my drop spindle and haven't quite caught the spinning bug yet. Maybe someday . . .

Hope your surgery goes really well.