Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Spinning Out Of Control

Can Someone Please Help!!!!!
I bought a spinning wheel from a clearing sale about 3 months ago and decided to give spinning a go. I received my first lot of fibre for spinning yesterday. I bought it from here, http://www.ewegivemetheknits.com/store/Default.asp. Thankyou very much Mandie (she owns the shop), the fibre is just divine! Three days after I had placed my order it was in my post box, now that's efficient. So I have my fleece, I've researched spinning on the web, it's time to start. Last night I set up my wheel and was ready to go. Boy it's a lot harder then I thought, God only knows if I am doing it right!!! I followed a tutorial off http://www.spindleandwheel.com, this is what I have come up with so far...


If there are any spinners out there reading this post can you please tell me if what I'm doing is right??? It feels like I have too many twists in my fibre. I'm not sure if I'm spinning too much of the fibre at one time??? Somebody please help me.....

On a happier note... I have finally started the pair of mittens for my little princess in that red wool that I had in my stash, I posted the pattern last week. The wool that I'm using is such a pleasure to knit with, I wish I had more then just 100g of it.

Today's 'Get Happy Now' Tip #15 - Learn something new. Whether it's a new hobby (spinning) or a new dance. Just find a new interest & go for it!!!

8 comments:

  1. hey jojo,
    I love that wool....what a cool colour and it looks so soft..... I cant believe ur learning to spin...I am sooo jealous...
    luv Abby

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  2. Wow... I know nothing about spinning, but watching you learn will be amazing! I'm sure you'll have it down to a fine-art in no time at all!

    One thing crafty that i would love to try (i haven't found a class yet) is pottery (on the spinning thing) Have you ever done that?

    Good luck with it all, you clever thang you! xxoo Jen

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  3. Hi Ab,
    Yeah, the wool's really soft! I'm struggling a bit with my spinning but hopefully it will come to me with a bit of practice.

    Love JoJo

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  4. Hi Jen,
    I love pottery too! I have always wanted to do it, I'm yet to find a class or a teacher. Maybe there might be some tutorials on the net that could get us started.

    Love Jodes

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  5. I just typed up a very wordy response to your plea for spinning help and managed to lose the lot!
    I have a better idea now - will pop it in the mail for you :-)
    Thank you for the link - glad you like your fibres!

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  6. I see Mandie has come to your rescue. I know it sounds corny but really "It won't happen over night". It's takes quite a while to be able to treadle and work your hands at the same time. I really is very much like learning to ride a bike. Stick with it. One day very soon, you'll just 'get it'. Then you'll be away. We all had weird looking rope-y stuff when we started. I promise you'll be spinning beautifully if you can just have the patience to stick with it for a while.

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  7. Hi Mandie,
    Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!! I can't wait to get your spinning advice in the post...

    Jodie

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  8. Hi Dot,
    Thanks for replying to my comment and checking out my blog. I guess I just have to be a bit more patient. I thought it was going to be a walk in the park but just like everything else, practice makes perfect...
    Once again, thankyou very much!

    Jodie

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