Yesterday I felt like I could sit and spin a while. The time for spinning must have been meant to be because when I first started spinning, which was back in 2015, everyone kept telling me to do it 20 minutes per day and I would sit down at the spinning wheel and constantly be thinking . . ok . . 19 minutes and I can get up . . 15 minutes and I can walk away. Yesterday, I sat down and didn’t want to get up. I could have sat there all afternoon.
I really have a hard time believing it was 5 years ago when I first got the spinning wheels. Above is a photo of my first spinning. Terrible! It’s either over spun or not spun at all.
Back when I first started, I bought a Craftsy class on spinning and thankfully, have access to that class again so I sat and watched about half the lessons over the last few nights and felt confident enough to try to spin. It isn’t perfect but it’s so much better than it was when I last tried it.
I’m pleased with it, considering I haven’t touched the spinning wheels in at least three years.
I had good control with the treadles. Seems like the last time I tried, I couldn’t keep the wheel going in the right direction but today I didn’t have any trouble at all. I was spinning on the Ladybug and I actually seem to have better luck spinning on it. If Addie wants to try spinning, I’ll let her use the Ladybug and I’ll use the Matchless.
This is the fiber I’m using and I have no idea what it is but it seems easy enough to draft and spin.
My plan is to ply two strands together and knit a hat with this yarn. Lots more spinning to do but I’m having fun. It’s a nice diversion from unpacking!