Isn’t that how the saying goes? Or something like that.
After spinning hardly at all this fall, I set a goal last week of spinning at least ten minutes a day. So far, I’d say it’s working out pretty well.
That’s Hello Yarn Falkland, “Spirograph,” the August 2013 Fiber Club fiber. I spun it up fast and fat using my slow whorl, and ended up with 352 yards of thick-and-thin singles (ranging from DK to bulky). I am very, very pleased with this yarn (shown here in shots from my phone, which didn’t fully capture the squishy glory of it).
For me, the fastest way to break a spinning hiatus is by making quick and fluffy singles.
Now I’m working on a standard two-ply. It’s going well, only here’s the thing. Ten minutes a day is really hard. Because once I’ve spun for ten minutes, I honestly just want to keep going and going….
It’s lovely. I fell off the 10 minutes a day wagon for the weekend, because I had house guests. I’ll jump right back on today though.
Ghandi used to spin an hour a day as a meditative ritual. It is effective in forcing one to slow down…
I stumbled across your blog on Ravelry in the Shepherd’s Wool Lovers group. I buy my Stonehedge products at Michigan Custom Boutique and Fine Yarns in Plymouth, they have a great selection, good prices ($12.99) and aren’t too far from you in AA. I think spinning must be very therapeutic, but what do you make with yarn that’s multi weight like that? It’s a beautiful skein though.